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Helen Smith
Born November 1968
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 Writers' Guild of Great Britain, English PEN and the Society of Authors. She lives in Brixton, London.


Helen Smith was born in London in November 1968. She has one daughter named 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. Her first novel, Alison Wonderland, was published in 1999 by Gollancz.

She was a winning writer in the IRDP London Playwrights Festival. Her novels have been optioned for development by the BBC. She continues to work as a novelist and playwright. She was the recipient of an Arts Council Award. She currently volunteers as a writing mentor with the Write to Life group run by the Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture.


  • 2012 The Miracle Inspector ISBN: 978-0956517050
  • 2011 Showstoppers ISBN: 978-0-9565170-6-7
  • 2010 Three Sisters ISBN: 978-0-9565170-7-4
  • 2000 Being Light ISBN: 0-7538-1435-8
  • 1999 Alison Wonderland ISBN: 978-1-935597-75-9

Children's Books

  • 2004 Pirates, Swashbucklers & Buccaneers of London ISBN: 1-904153-17-8
  • 2002 Grave-Robbers, Cut-throats & Poisoners of London ISBN: 1-904153-00-3


  • 2009 Freed Speech: Modern Poetry in Translation Series 3 No. 12 ISBN: 978-0-955906-42-8


2010 The Memory ManArcola Theatre, London
2009 Purple, Silver, Olive, OrangeArcola Theatre, London
2007 The Psychic Detective National Theatre Watch This Space and touring

Radio drama

1995 Looking for Baby Jesus

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