Agent: Harry Illingworth
Eve Smith writes speculative thrillers, mainly about the things that scare her. She attributes her love of all things dark and dystopian to a childhood watching Tales of the Unexpected and Edgar Allen Poe double bills.
Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize and described by Waterstones as "an exciting new voice in crime fiction", Eve’s debut novel, The Waiting Rooms, set in the aftermath of an antibiotic resistance crisis, was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize First Novel Award and was a Guardian book of the month.
Her second thriller, Off Target, about a world where genetic engineering of children is routine, was a pick of the month in the Times who described it as “an astute, well-researched and convincing novel of ideas.”
Her latest thriller, One, takes place in a near-future Britain whose climate crisis has spawned a One-Child policy, ruthlessly enforced by an authoritarian regime.
One will be out summer 2023.
Eve’s previous job as COO of an environmental charity took her to research projects across Asia, Africa and the Americas, and she has an ongoing passion for wild creatures, wild science and far-flung places.
Books by Eve Smith
Not the Longlist 2020 - August 2020
Eve Smith Debut to Orenda Books - September 2019