Known for her human rights activism and writing on subjects such as atheism and feminism, Joan Smith is a columnist, critic and novelist. An Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a regular contributor to BBC radio, she has written five detective novels, two of which have been filmed by the BBC.
22 August 2015 09:00 PM
... is to eat healthily, exercise, and stay mentally active – it's not a cure but it can make a significant difference
15 August 2015 09:00 PM
The former boss of Hacked Off, a critic of press intrusion, says this time the royals are expecting too much protection
11 July 2015 09:00 PM
Could the UK have reacted more constructively by helping beef up security in Tunisia?
04 July 2015 09:00 PM
Rafida Bonya Ahmed survived a brutal Islamic extremist attack; her husband did not ... yet she speaks only of compassion
27 June 2015 09:00 PM
Attacks such as last Friday's target not only innocent people, but our sense of proportion, too
Labour leadership race: Can anyone seriously imagine any of the four candidates on offer beating George Osborne or Boris Johnson?
20 June 2015 09:00 PM
David Cameron's likely successors must be thrilled by the lacklustre shortlist
13 June 2015 09:00 PM
It's a world where traditional 'British' values – snobbery, deference and minute degrees of distinction – exist in defiance of modern principles of equality and social justice
06 June 2015 09:00 PM
His correspondence are full of straw men whose purpose is to portray their author as a radical thinker
Girls in the West must be taught that there's nothing romantic about life in Islamic State's 'caliphate'
30 May 2015 09:00 PM
The phenomenon of teenage girls lured by the prospect of meals by candlelight and bathing in the Euphrates
23 May 2015 11:54 PM
Leaked letter shows that the Home Secretary was planning TV censorship
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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- 2 Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe the Stark may have a twin sister
- 3 Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
- 4 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 5 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine