Mainlander – Comedian To Author.
Will Smith has spent the last twenty years as a successful stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter, but in tandem with this he also harboured novelistic ambitions, finally realised with the publication of Mainlander, a thriller set in Jersey, where he spent his formative years. He will be talking about the switch from comedy to fiction, screen to page, and writing team member to author.
Will Smith is a hugely versatile Emmy award winning writer, actor and comedian, best known for his role as hapless Tory researcher Phil Smith in the acclaimed sitcom The Thick Of It, on which he also wrote. Will is currently a Co-Executive Producer and writer on the multi-award winning HBO series Veep. Will’s first novel, Mainlander was published by 4th Estate in February 2015.