About the author

alley10Michael 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, Deep South Magazine, the University Press of Mississippi, and more. 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.

Film rights for Smith’s works are represented by Matthew Snyder of the Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency and Yuli Masinovsky (literary manager) of Silver Lake Entertainment.

Foreign rights are represented by United Agents, the London-based literary and talent agency (rights acquired in Germany, France, and Taiwan).

Contact information for publicist: anne.pearce@simonandschuster.com

Contact information for the author: michael@michaelfsmith.com

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