24 May Michael Farris Smith
Michael Farris Smith is the award-winning author of Rivers, The Hands of Strangers and Desperation Road. Rivers was named in numerous Best Books of the Year lists and garnered the 2014 Mississippi Author Award for Fiction. Desperation Road was longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2017. Michael’s short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, Catfish Alley, Writer’s Bone, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.