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Michael Marshall (Smith) is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. Born in Knutsford, Cheshire, he moved with his family at an early age to first Illinois and then Florida. At the age of seven he moved again, this time to South Africa, and then to Australia before eventually returning home to England in the early 70s.

He was educated at Chigwell School and King's College, Cambridge, where he studied Philosophy, Social and Political Science, and became involved with the Cambridge Footlights. Under the pseudonym of Michael Rutger, he moved on to become a comedy writer and performer on the BBC Radio 4 series And Now, in Colour which has been described as a 'cult hit' and ran for three series.

His first published story was The Man Who Drew Cats which won the British Fantasy Award in 1991 for "Best Short Story". He has been published in Postscripts. His first novel, Only Forward, was published in 1994 and won the August Derleth Award for Best Novel in 1995, and then the Philip K. Dick Award in 2000. The plot involves the lead character, Stark having to find a missing man he believes to have been kidnapped, and travel through the strange zones of his city.

In 1996 his second novel, Spares, was released, a novel in which the lead character, Jack, goes on the run with clones who are used for spare body parts for celebrities, when he realizes they are people with feelings. Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks purchased the film rights for Spares, but a film was never made. When the rights lapsed, Dreamworks did produce "The Island", whose plot had strong similarities to Spares, though Marshall Smith did not consider it worthwhile to pursue legal action over the similarities. He now considers it unlikely a Spares film will ever be made.

The novel The Straw Men was the first to be written under the shortened name "Michael Marshall". This change of name was originally due to the publishing of another book of the same name in 2001 by Martin J. Smith. However, Michael then decided to use the split to offer the possibility of publishing different genres of books under the two names - "modern day" novels as Michael Marshall, and horror/science fiction as Michael Marshall Smith.

On 1st September 2006, it was announced on his official website that the horror short story Hell Hath Enlarged Herself was in development as a feature film by Cuba Productions and Lightworks Films, financed by the UK Film Council. Smith will be a producer and co-screenwriter on the film.In an interview for MSN UK in April, Michael Marshall Smith revealed that his latest book The Intruders had been picked up by the BBC for a major new drama series - with the novel being made into a feature length pilot.

He lives in North London with his wife Paula, a son and two cats.

The Lonely Dead
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Lonely Dead by Michael Marshall

The Intruders
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The Intruders by Michael Marshall

Killer Move
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Killer Move by Michael Marshall

Bad Things
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Bad Things by Michael Marshall

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Michael Marshall Bibliography:

Straw Men Series
1. The Straw Men (2001)
2. The Lonely Dead (2004)
aka The Upright Man
3. Blood of Angels (2005)

Other Novels
The Intruders (2007)
Bad Things (2008)
Killer Move (2011)

As Michael Marshall Smith:

Novels
Only Forward (1994)
Spares (1996)
One of Us (1997)
The Servants (2007)

Collections
What You Make It (1999)
Binary 2 (2000) (with Kim Newman)
More Tomorrow: And Other Stories (2003)
What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night (2009)

Chapbooks
The Vaccinator (1998)
Cat Stories (2001)

Anthologies containing stories by Michael Marshall Smith
Dark Voices 2: The Pan Book of Horror (1990)
Best New Horror 2 (1991)
Best New Horror 3 (1992)
Dark Voices 4: The Pan Book of Horror (1992)
Dark Voices 5: The Pan Book of Horror (1993)
The Best New Horror 5 (1994)
Dark Voices 6: The Pan Book of Horror (1994)
The Giant Book of Terror (1994)
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994)
Shadows over Innsmouth (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
The Best New Horror 6 (1995)
Dark Terrors (1995)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
Dark Terrors 2 (1996)
Lethal Kisses (1996)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Seven (1996)
Twists of the Tale (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
Dancing with the Dark (1997)
Dark of the Night (1997)
Dark Terrors 3 (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Nine (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eight (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Dracula: Vampire Tales for the New Millennium (1997)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998)
Dark Terrors 4 (1998)
Scaremongers (1998)
999 (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Ten (1999)
White of the Moon: New Tales of Madness and Dread (1999)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection (1999)
Dark Terrors 5 (2000)
Foursight (2000)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Eleven (2000)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000)

Short stories
The Dark Land (1988)
The Man Who Drew Cats (1988)
Always (1991)
More Bitter Than Death (1991)
Everybody Goes (1992)
The Fracture (1992)
Later (1992)
The Owner (1992)
A Time for Waiting (1992)
The Truth Game (1993)
Foreign Bodies (1994)
A Place to Stay (1994)
Rain Falls (1994)
To Receive Is Better (1994) World Fantasy (nominee)
To See the Sea (1994)
More Tomorrow (1995) World Fantasy (nominee)
Sorted (1995)
Hell Hath Enlarged Herself (1996) World Fantasy (nominee)
Not Waving (1996)
Save As... (1996)
When God Lived In Kentish Town (1996)
Dear Alison (1997)
Different Now (1997)
Mr Cat (1997)
Walking Wounded (1997)
Diet Hell (1998)
What You Make It (1998)
The Book of Irrational Numbers (1999)
The Vaccinator (1999)
Welcome (1999) British Fantasy Society (nominee)
The Handover (2000)
Victoria's Secret