Alexander Gordon Smith
|Alexander Gordon Smith|
February 27, 1979 |
|Genre||Young Adult & Children|
|Notable works||The Inventors|
Between 2000 and 2003 he studied English literature at the University of East Anglia, where he set up a small poetry press called Egg Box Publishing. Egg Box published a number of new poets, including Richard Evans, Ramona Herdman and poetry collective Aisle16, and continues to add to its list of books.
In October 2004, Smith published a creative writing guide, "Inspired Creative Writing", for Infinite Ideas Ltd. A follow-up guide, "Writing Bestselling Children's Books" was published in July 2007.
Novels for children
In Summer 2005, Smith and his nine-year-old brother Jamie Webb began writing The Inventors, a children's novel. The book was shortlisted for The Wow Factor, a national competition run by Waterstones and Faber and Faber publishers, and although it lost out to Sarah Wray's The Forbidden Room it was taken on by Faber and published in April 2007. The sequel, The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls was published in June 2008.
He is also the author of the Furnace series (Escape From Furnace in the United States), and The Fury.
The Inventors series
- The Inventors (2007) ISBN 0-571-23310-4
- The Inventors in the City of Stolen Souls (2008) ISBN 978-0-571-23843-9
The Furnace series
- Furnace: Lockdown (2009)
- Furnace: Solitary (2010)
- Furnace: Death Sentence (2011)
- Furnace: Fugitives (2012)
- Furnace: Execution (2012)
- The Night Children (2012), novella
The Fury series
- The Fury (2012)
- The Storm (TBC)
- Inspired Creative Writing (2004)
- Writing Bestselling Children's Books (2007)
- "Who's Who at Egg Box Publishing".
- "Brothers' tale of invention hits book shelves".
- "Meet the team behind a new thriller for children". The Independent (London). 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
- Gordon's official site
- AG Smith Interview at BookReviewsAndMore.ca
- Alexander Gordon Smith at the Internet Movie Database