Illustrations by Anna Betts | Photography by Oliver Holms

Max Sydney Smith was born in 1986 in London. He graduated with an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths University in 2015.

His short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines including The Stockholm Review, StructoOpen PenShooter and Noon.

His flash fiction pamphlet, 'Without Seeming to Care at All', published by Rough Trade Books as part of the Rough Trade Editions series is available to order here.

Listen to his spin off story, Something Less Than Our Best on BBC Sounds here.

He is currently working on a novel. He is represented by Imogen Pelham, at Marjacq literary agency.