Andrew Smith’s first novel, Edith’s War, won a gold medal at the Independent Publishers’ Book Awards, U.S.A. His short fiction has been included in the Journey Prize Anthology and shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, much of this work appears in an anthology of his work: Sightseeing, Selected Stories. His travel writing has garnered a Western Magazine Award. He has published two non-fiction books: Strangers in the Garden, the secret lives of our favorite flowers and Highlights, an illustrated history of cannabis (co-author). Smith’s second novel, The Speech, was published by Urbane Publications, U.K. to critical acclaim. His latest novel, set in 2011 London, is titled The Paparazzo and the Pop Star.