Ed is a columnist for The Times, The New Statesman, Intelligent Life and cricinfo.
He has written four books. After joining up with the New York Mets, he wrote Playing Hard Ball, a comparison of cricket and baseball. On and Off the Field, a diary of the year he played for England, was Wisden Book of the Year. The playwright Simon Gray described his What Sport Tells Us About Life as: “An absolutely delightful book. What Smith says about rhythm in batting is also true of writing – poise, balance, etc. – and Smith has it.”
Luck was published by Bloomsbury in April 2012 to critical acclaim.
Ed was educated at Cambridge University where he took a double first in history. Aged 18, he became the youngest ever Cambridge undergraduate to score a century on his first class debut. He was a professional cricketer for 13 years, at Kent and then at Middlesex, where he was captain in 2007 and 2008. He played three Test matches for England. He retired after breaking his ankle in 2008.
Ed will commentate for the BBC’s Test Match Special team on the Ashes in 2013. Ed also writes and presents documentaries for BBC television and radio.
The Guardian on Luck
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