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 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.

An abridged version of 'Without Seeming to Care at All' was long listed for the Sunday Times Short Story Award 2020.

His short story 'Something Less Than Our Best' was broadcast by BBC R4 as part of their Short Works series in 2020.

His stories have also been selected for publication in the Open Pen Anthology in 2016 and long listed for the Cambridge Short Story Prize in 2019.

His work has appeared in a number of literary magazines including The Stockholm Review and minor literature[s].

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

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