Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an MFA in writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly.

His awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize. In 2006, his debut novel The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre received the Steven Turner Prize for First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters.

Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University. Find out more at www.dominicsmith.net.

Books by this Author

Bright and Distant Shores
The Beautiful Miscellaneous
The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do work that makes me happy.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Happiness, compassion, friendliness.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Pickup trucks in Texas that don't use their turn signals...more of a petty peeve than anything else.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue," My Morning Jacket's "Golden," Miles Davis's "Freddie Freeloader," any of the Bach Goldberg variations, George Harrison's "Across the Universe"

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Steadfastness. Friends admire my discipline.

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