Helen Smith (writer)

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Helen Smith
Born Brixton, London, England
Occupation Writer
Nationality English
Period 1999-present
Genre Fiction, Mystery, Dystopian, Children's



Helen Smith is an English novelist and dramatist. She's a member of the Mystery Writers of America,[1] English PEN and the Crime Writers Association.[2] She lives in Brixton, London.[3]


Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London. She has one daughter, Lauren, with the writer Damon Rochefort. When her daughter was small, they travelled extensively in Australia, South East Asia, Hong Kong and South America before returning to the UK where her first novel, Alison Wonderland,[4] was published.

Helen Smith was a winning writer in the IRDP London Playwrights Festival[5] and was the recipient of an Arts Council Award for The Miracle Inspector. Her novels have been optioned for development by the BBC. She volunteers as a writing mentor with the Write to Life group run by the Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture.[6]



Short Stories

Children's Books


  • 2016 Killer Women Crime Club Anthology 978-1527200715
  • 2014 The London Stories ISBN 978-0956517098
  • 2014 Six Pack of Sleuths ASIN B00N9HTAPC
  • 2013 Naughty or Nice ASIN B00HBZ1KY2
  • 2009 Freed Speech: Modern Poetry in Translation Series 3 No. 12 ISBN 978-0-955906-42-8


2010 The Memory Man[12] Arcola Theatre, London
2009 Purple, Silver, Olive, Orange[13] Arcola Theatre, London
2007 The Psychic Detective[14] National Theatre Watch This Space [15] and touring

Radio drama[edit]

1995 Looking for Baby Jesus


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  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Carol Lewis Published at 12:01AM, 13 May 2011 (2011-05-13). "Clapham North: the dream suburb". The Times. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Alison Wonderland: Amazon.co.uk: Helen Smith: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Festivals and Competitions". Irdp.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Greenbelt Festival - Where arts, faith and justice collide". Greenbelt.org.uk. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  7. ^ Walkley, Ian (2014-01-27). "Beyond Belief by Helen Smith". The Big Thrill. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Amazon Publishing – Beyond Belief (Emily Castles Mysteries)". Apub.com. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  9. ^ "Amazon Publishing – Invitation to Die (Emily Castles Mysteries)". Apub.com. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  10. ^ "Lucy Popescu: Book Review - The Miracle Inspector". Huffingtonpost.co.uk. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  11. ^ username(); (1959-01-30). "The Times Literary Supplement | TLS". Tls.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  12. ^ Interval Drinks (2010-07-10). "Interval Drinks: Miniaturists 24 (somewhat belated)". Intervaldrinks.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  13. ^ [3] Archived 25 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ http://www.benchtours.com/productions/psychic.htm
  15. ^ "The British Theatre Guide: Watch This Space". Britishtheatreguide.info. 27 June 2007. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 

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