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.
29 August 2015 09:00 PM
Alison Parker and Adam Ward: best remembered before tragedy
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
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'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 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
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