“I want to take readers into dreamlike worlds with true and honest characters and create emotions that move off the page and into whoever is holding the book.” Michael Farris Smith, Los Angeles Times

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The latest:

The next generation of Mississippi writers

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

A reading and Q&A in Tallahassee: The Southeast Review

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