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The latest:

The evil lurking: Conversation with Los Angeles Review of Books

Burdens, Violence, and Generations

A podcast conversation with Book Talk Memphis

A podcast conversation with the Mississippi Arts Hour

A landscape of fear and ghosts: Q & A with Clarion Ledger

Watch the “Live at 9” interview

Blackwood, bourbon, and taking risks: Writer’s Bone podcast

Blackwood: Michael Farris Smith’s Descent into Darkness

A gripping fifth novel: Q & A with the Commercial Dispatch

The Fighter:

Watch the PBS interview: Conversations

The duality of the Southern thing: an interview with The Dallas Morning News

BookPage: A novel like a bullet train

Michael Farris Smith comes out swinging: Q & A with the Clarion-Ledger

Kirkus: “Lyrical and incantatory, surprising and sublime”

A final round with redemption: The Mountain Times

Podcast with The Mississippi Arts Hour

Live from Australia: Interview from Adelaide Writers Weeks

Deep South Mag: Pushing characters to the edge

Podcast interview with The Daring

Podcast with Writer’s Bone: “We all are fighters.”

Letting The Fighter fly: Jackson Free Press

The next generation of Mississippi writers

Desperation Road:

Nulle Part Sur La Terre: Desperation Road in France

Risk and Redemption in Desperation Road: Deep South Mag

The Reading Life (audio): “One of the spring’s best books”

Morning Coffee with Writer’s Bone (audio): “Be passionately curious”

Writing Desperation: Jackson Free Press

Q & A with the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)

Q&A with BookPeople Books of Austin, TX

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Fiction Southeast

From rural Mississippi, to Paris, and back again: an interview with the Jackson Free Press

Rivers interviews:

The World of Michael Farris Smith from

A Novel of Place, in a Very Strange Place from Kirkus Reviews

The New Orleans Review: Being a preacher’s kid and stretching across genres

The world of constant storms with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Speaking of Risk: Q & A with Sundog Lit

Interview with Sci-Fi/Fantasy blog My Bookish Ways

Interview with Bookmagnet: what makes Cohen

Navigating the Storms: Interview with Michael Farris Smith

Podcasts and video:

Interview with WWNO in New Orleans: The Reading Life with Michael Farris Smith

Book Talk with Stephen Usury: NPR Memphis

Video interview on YouTube: Part 1 and Part 2

The Hands of Strangers interviews:

Smith talks Paris, writing, and his debut

Read the Commercial Dispatch interview: The Hands of Strangers