Michael Farris Smith

Michael Farris Smith is the award-winning author of several novels, including Desperation Road, (Barnes & Noble Discover pick and Indie Next selection), Rivers (2014 Mississippi Author Award for Fiction), and The Hands of Strangers. He won the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South magazine, and more. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.

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