Andy McSmith

Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent. He is the author of No Such Thing as Society, Faces of Labour, Kenneth Clarke, John Smith, the novel Innocent in the House, and Fear and the Muse Kept Watch. He was educated at Oxford University and lives in London.

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News and Reviews

Shelf Awareness

Tom Lavoie writes, "Using extensive primary and secondary sources, McSmith reveals a remarkable story about art triumphing over evil."


"Lovers of Russian literature and music will find Fear and the Muse Kept Watch valuable, and history buffs will get a fearsome picture of life under Stalin."

Publishers Weekly

"McSmith pieces together many stories in a way that is thoroughly engaging from start to finish."

Books by Andy McSmith

Fear and the Muse Kept Watch
The Russian Masters—from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein—Under Stalin

Andy McSmith