Ed Smith shortlisted for Arts, Culture and Entertainment Commentator of the Year

© New Statesman

© New Statesman

We're delighted to share that author, columnist and former cricketer, Ed Smith, has been shortlisted to win the Arts, Culture and Entertainment Commentator of the Year at The Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2015. The awards, in their seventh year, are an annual celebration of the UK's best comment journalism. In previous years, commentators such as David Aaronovitch and Clive James have won prizes. 

Ed Smith writes a weekly column for the New Statesman and his previous books include Playing Hard BallOn and Off the Field - the Wisden Book of the Year and shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and The Cricket Society Book of the Year Award - and the critically acclaimed, What Sport Tells Us About Life. 

His latest book, Luck - A Fresh Look at Fortune traces the history of the concepts of luck and fortune, destiny and fate, from the ancient Greeks to the present day.

The winners are announced on 24th November.

Follow Ed on Twitter - @edsmithwriter for updates.