Househusband, novelist, short story writer and poet.
Short story sales at Big Pulp, 2011 and 2014. Stories published at Transmission, The Front View and others, collected as Jack Kerouac Eats Here (Authonomy, 2011).
Poems published in The North, Iota, Seam and Yorkshire, Dulwich, Exeter and Berkshire Poetry competitions.
First collection What You Will See (Gatto, 2006)
First novel Tony Blair: The Wilderness Years (Booksurge, 2003).
Second novel Stop the World, I Want to Get On (Authonomy, 2011).
Ian D Smith had a conservative, working class upbringing in the south Manchester / Stockport suburb of Heaton Moor. Mum: teacher. Dad: sales office manager.
Comprehensive school, Stockport Tech, Sheffield Poly, BSc Civil Engineering.
Then, a couple of years in engineering before retraining in technical writing at Gloscat. He was a technical author for fifteen years.
MA, Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmith’s, University of London, 2002.
He lives in the south-west with his partner Caroline.