Kate Gilby Smith


Kate Gilby Smith was born on the sunny island of Guernsey. It was daydreaming during a philosophy of time travel seminar at Edinburgh University that she first had the idea for her first book, The Astonishing Future of Alex Nobody.

Alongside being an author, she works as a publicist at a London publisher of science, philosophy and history books.

Shortlisted Books by Kate Gilby Smith

The Astonishing World of Alex Nobody

Have you ever wondered what it might be like if you were famous in the future?  A brilliant adventure for fans of Ross Welford - a story about friendship, courage and embracing our talents even when they make us stand out.

On the day Alex was born, crowds surrounded the hospital. On her first day of school, people spied from the gates. And recently, strangers came to watch her perform in her school play ... as the llama.

But why? Alex has always been a nobody.

Then a mysterious boy named Jasper starts at school and he alone seems to know the answer. But before he can tell Alex, he disappears ... into the future. Can Alex brave traveling into the future to discover what's happened to him  and to unravel the secret of her own astonishing destiny ... before time runs out?

This book was shortlisted in: 2023

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