About the author

alley10Michael Farris Smith is a native Mississippian who has spent time living abroad in France and Switzerland. He is the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Author Award and has been awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature, and the Brick Streets Press Short Story Award. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South Magazine, and more. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.

Smith is represented by Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group, whose clients have won Pulitzer prizes, National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, P.E.N. Faulkner and Hemingway Prizes. All foreign rights are handled by Trident Media.

Film rights and original screenplays are represented by Matthew Snyder of the Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency and Yuli Masinovsky (literary manager) of Silver Lake Entertainment.

Contact information for publicist: meg.miller@simonandschuster.com

Contact information for the author: michael@michaelfsmith.com

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