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Dan Smith

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Dan Smith is the author of Dry Season, Dark Horizons, The Child Thief, Red Winter and his first book for children - My Friend The Enemy.

Growing up, Dan led three lives. In one he survived the day-to-day humdrum of boarding school, while in another he travelled the world, finding adventure in the padi-fields of Asia and the jungles of Brazil. But the third life he lived in a world of his own, making up stories . . . which is where some people say he still lives most of the time!

Now settled in Newcastle with his wife and two children, Dan writes his stories down to share with both adults and children.

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Dan Smith I'm not really much of a planner. Whenever I try to plan a novel I usually end up not wanting to write it because I already know everything that's…moreI'm not really much of a planner. Whenever I try to plan a novel I usually end up not wanting to write it because I already know everything that's going to happen! I guess my first draft is my plan - that's my version of telling myself the story. It usually takes me a few months to write the first draft, then I work on the detail and flesh out the characters.(less)
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The Child Thief

4.04 avg rating — 1,134 ratings — published 2012 — 18 editions
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My Friend the Enemy

4.14 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Big Game

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My Brother's Secret

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Dry Season

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The Darkest Heart

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So. It looks like I’m going to have to stop saying I never win anything. Y’know . . . until recently it was true. But first there was the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and now BOY X has won the Essex Book Awards 2017!


Yay!


Yesterday was a long and brilliant day in Chelmsford, at King Edward VI Grammar School, where students from 18 schools came along to listen to the shortlisted authors say som...

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“But I couldn’t be sure we wouldn’t all die here on the steppe with snow in our mouths and holes in our hearts.”
Dan Smith, The Child Thief

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