A S H Smyth

ASH Smyth is a freelance writer and reviewer (and former singer, soldier, school teacher, and bricky's labourer). He lives in Sri Lanka, currently.

ASH Smyth gives a poetically bad speech at the Galle Literary Festival for the Caledonian Society of Sri Lanka

From South Asia to the South Atlantic, in the time of Covid

Former bookseller A.S.H. Smyth enjoys a bestselling bookshop owner’s taxonomy of bookshop people

ASH Smyth remembers Ben Cross, Harold Abrahams, and the impact Chariots of Fire had on his 10-year-old self

A TOSCCA conversation on potential catastrophe in the Caucasus

ASH Smyth reflects on South Africa’s historic 1995 Rugby World Cup win

ASH Smyth recounts his one experience of ‘running’ 26.2 miles

Notes on Colombo’s books and bookmen in the time of Covid-19

Help me trace Gunner Costello, the fast bowler who may have survived a Court-Martial

A S H Smyth on Andrew Fidel Fernando’s Upon a Sleepless Isle, winner of the 2019 Gratiaen Prize