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J. Ashley Smith J. Ashley Smith i(8909536 works by)
Born: Established: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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J. Ashley Smith is a British–Australian writer of dark fiction. After studying film and creative writing in Sheffield, he spent fifteen years as a professional musician. He lives in the Blue Mountains.

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y separately published work icon The Attic Tragedy Atlanta : Meerkat Press , 2020 19567270 2020 single work novella fantasy

'Sylvie never called them ghosts, but that’s what they were—not that George ever saw them herself. The new girl, Sylvie, is like a creature from another time, with her old-fashioned leather satchel, her white cotton gloves and her head in the clouds. George watches her drift around the edge of the school playing fields, guided by inaudible voices.

'When George stands up for Sylvie, beating back Tommy Payne and his gang of thugs, it brings her close to the ethereal stranger; though not as close as George would have liked. In the attic of Sylvie’s father’s antique shop, George’s scars will sing and her longing will drive them both toward a tragedy as veiled and inevitable as Sylvie’s whispering ghosts.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 nominated Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
2020 winner Shirley Jackson Awards Novelette
2020 finalist Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction
2020 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Novella
The Moth Tapes 2019 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 117 2019; (p. 18-28)
2019 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Short Story
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