Tom Rob Smith Biography
Tom Rob Smith was born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and English father, both
antique dealers, and brought up in South London, where he now lives. He started writing
plays at school and continued at St John's, Cambridge. After graduating
from Cambridge University in 2001, he completed his studies in Italy, studying
creative writing for a year. He then worked as a scriptwriter including time
working for Channel 5's now defunct soap Family Affairs.
Child 44, his first novel, was published in 2008 and has been translated into 17 languages to date. It was awarded the 2008 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best Thriller of the year by the Crime Writer's Association. In was also long listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize and the 2008 Costa First Novel Award. Ridley Scott owns the film rights.
His second novel, The Secret Speech, was published in May 2009.
This biography was last updated on 04/05/2009.
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