Profile: Norman Samuda Smith

About This Author

Norman Samuda Smith was born in Birmingham, England of Jamaican parents who came to the UK in the early 1950s. His first novel BAD FRIDAY was published in 1982 by Trinity Arts, Birmingham, and was short-listed for the Young Observer Fiction Prize later that year. BAD FRIDAY was republished in 1985 by New Beacon Books (London/Port of Spain), and confirmed him as the first Black British born novelist to be published in the UK. His short-stories have been featured in award winning anthologies Whispers in the Walls; (Tindal Street Press, Birmingham 2001), The Heart of Our Community; (Timeless Avatar Press U.S.A 2006), and his poems are included in the collection, Songs of Hope; (Timeless Avatar Press U.S.A 2006). He is currently the Writer/Editor/Publisher of the on line cultural review PANTHER NEWSLETTER and its mother site SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS.

This Author's Books

Delroy Bell is about to leave school. The prospects for him and his friends look grim. Will he be able to make it as a professional basketball player or will he end up hustling and gambling on the streets like his cousin Peter says? - Set in mid 1970s Sma....
ISBN: 9781786975188
Published: 25 November 2016
Delroy Bell is about to leave school. The prospects for him and his friends look grim. Will he be able to make it as a professional basketball player or will he end up hustling and gambling on the streets like his cousin Peter says? - Set in mid 1970s Sma....
ISBN: 9781784071110
Published: 29 October 2013
BRITANNIA’S CHILDREN is a collection of eleven stories written over a period of 30 years and brought together for the first time. They illustrate Black-British dialect in their infancy. They speak of the past, the present and our possible future. For some....
ISBN: 9781786975171
Published: 24 November 2016
BRITANNIA’S CHILDREN is a collection of eleven stories written over a period of 30 years and brought together for the first time. They illustrate Black-British dialect in their infancy. They speak of the past, the present and our possible future. For some....
ISBN: 9781782991656
Published: 5 February 2013