Dominic Smith

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This week we welcome Dominic Smith. He’ll be chatting with us about his latest novel, THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA de VOS (Simon and Schuster, 2016).

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dominic smith longDominic Smith  is the author of four books: The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre (Simon and Schuster, 2006),  The Beautiful Miscellaneous (Simon and Schuster, 2007),  Bright and Distant Shores (Simon and Schuster, 2011), and  The Last Painting of Sara De Vos (Simon and Schuster, 2016).

Two weeks after its release, the book landed at #16 on the NYT Best Seller List. It’s also been picked as one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” by “O” The Oprah Magazine.

His awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, and the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize.

He holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly.

Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught recently at the University of Texas, Rice University and Southern Methodist University. He grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas.

the last painting of sara de vosWhat critics are saying about  The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Lovely, quietly resonant –Entertainment Weekly

Elegant page-turner –NY Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A beautiful, patient, and timeless book —Kirkus Starred Review

Absorbs you from the start –Washington Post

Gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful and utterly alive —Boston Globe

Genius –Chicago Tribune

To learn more, please visit the author’s website.