Giles Smith

Giles Smith was born in Colchester in 1962. He was the keyboard player in a pop group called the Cleaners from Venus but reluctantly resigned himself to working as a journalist when the Cleaners didn’t go global. His failure to make it as a musician was the topic of his first book, Lost In Music (1995), and has been the subtext of anything he has said or done since. In the Nineties, he worked as a feature writer for the Independent. He was named Sports Columnist of the Year in 1998 and now writes a thrice-weekly sports column and a motoring column for The Times. His journalism has appeared in many British publications and in the New Yorker. His sports writing has been gathered in two collections: Midnight in the Garden of Evel Knievel (2000) and We Need To Talk About Kevin Keegan (2008). He also contributed a monologue to the Nick Hornby edited short-story collection, Speaking With The Angel. Giles Smith lives in South London with his family.

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