(born 1961) – musician, journalist, writer. He spent the first years of his life in the US and then moved to the UK with his family. Graduate of philosophy and political science at the University of York. After graduation, he moved to London, where he worked in music shops, as a van driver and as a musician, including auditions for the Clash. He has been published in Melody Maker, The Face, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Observer. His debut book, Moondust, was published in 2002 and immediately became a bestseller, was nominated in two categories for the British Book Prize by the Booksellers’ Association and was named one of the best books of the first decade of the 21st century by The Times. Smith is also the author of the book Totally Wired: The Rise and Fall of Josh Harris and The Great Dotcom Swindle, and his next publication, Adventures in Coderland will be published in 2020. Smith is a frequent guest on radio and television. He is also the screenwriter and narrator of two documentaries at the BBC 4 Being Neil Armstrong and To Kill a Mockingbird at 50.