About the author


Michael Farris Smith is the award-winning author of Desperation Road, Rivers, and The Hands of Strangers. Desperation Road is an Amazon Best Book, Indie Next List selection, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers choice. Rivers was named in numerous “Best of the Year” lists and garnered the Mississippi Author Award for Fiction. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Catfish Alley, Writer’s Bone, and more. The Fighter is forthcoming in March 2018. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and 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 Claire Roberts, Director of Foreign Rights, at Trident Media Group.

Film rights and screenplays are represented by Jason Richman of United Talent Agency (Los Angeles) and Yuli Masinovsky (literary manager) of Silver Lake Entertainment.