Michael Farris Smith is a native Mississippian who has spent time living abroad in France and Switzerland. He 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, University Press of Mississippi, and more. Limited first edition copies of his debut novella, The Hands of Strangers, are available from Main Street Rag Publishing in Charlotte, North Carolina. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.
Smith is represented by Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency, whose clients have been nominated for and awarded Edgars, The Pulitzer Prize, The Story Prize, The Paris Review Discovery Prize, PEN/Faulkner and National Book Awards.
Foreign rights are represented by United Agents, the London-based literary and talent agency (rights acquired in Germany, France, and Taiwan). Film rights for Smith’s works are represented by Matthew Snyder of the Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency.
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