Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters (Bloomsbury, £8.99). He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England. He is on Twitter as @EdSmithWriter

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11 July 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Culture
06 June 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
30 May 2013
The Lancastrian fast bowler James Anderson took his 300th Test wicket on 17 May. Only three Englishmen have taken more...
Culture
23 May 2013
The prose shines more brightly than any party on Long Island.
Media
16 May 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
25 April 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Music and Performance
09 April 2013
The ultimate seduction.
Sport
27 March 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
21 March 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Sport
14 March 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
Politics
21 February 2013
Both the New Statesman and the Spectator have recently explored the nature of today’s establishment. In these...
Sport
21 February 2013
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.

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