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Siôn Smith (pronounced Sean as in Connery) is a writer whose work leans on something he likes to call Dirty Surrealism. He dislikes writing in the third person so much, I'm not going to do it anymore. I write longhand with a Waterman because the alternative means staring at a screen. I was once described as 'Byronesque' which may be the nicest thing anybody ever said about me.

I also write songs. Deadbirds is a work in progress. You'll be the first to know when something happens.

Aside from my twin loves of music and books, I get my kicks from old monster movies, saving bears, airports and coffee. I run a minimalist mindset and own just twelve things (we don't count all of those books and we're working on it) because you should never own so much that you can't leave town in 24 hours with your world in the back of the car. 

I'm also the editor of Skin Deep magazine which is big enough to fend for itself without any help from me here. Occasionally, lovely people at the BBC, CNN and The Times like to play with me. 

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