Sylvia Smith

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: British author whose 2001 ambiguous memoir Misadventures had stirred up a brief literary conflict (Was it an existential classic, a work of dry, mordant wit that pricked the fakery in most celebrity-memoir writing? Or was it just what it seemed - unremitting tedium and banality?) as a plainly written, deadpan chronicle of an ordinary, mostly uneventful life.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pulmonary disease

 

Born: May 2, 1945

 

Died: February 23, 2013

 

Location: London, England