Tom Rob Smith

by OMB Staff on August 3, 2008

Tom Rob SmithTom Rob Smith (born 1979) is an English writer. Smith was born in 1979 as the son of a Swedish mother and an English father, and was brought up in London where he lives today. After graduating from Cambridge University in 2001, he completed his studies in Italy, studying creative writing for a year. After these studies, he worked as a scriptwriter.

His first novel, Child 44, about a series of child murders in Stalinist Russia, appeared in early 2008 and was translated into 17 languages. It was awarded the 2008 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best Thriller of the year by the Crime Writer’s Association. It was recently a Barnes and Noble recommended book. On July 29, 2008 the book was named on the long list for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

Wikipedia contributors, “Tom Rob Smith,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed August 3, 2008). 

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