Paul Robert Smith

Paul Robert Smith is an Australian whose first novel, Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog (Vintage), is a brilliantly funny story about a man avoiding commitment and feeling bad about not feeling worse. Film rights optioned. His second novel, Sunday Daffodil & Other Happy Endings (Vintage), is a comedy narrated by a boy who might be dead, but doesn’t know it yet, and who is smitten by a would-be suicide called Sunday Daffodil.