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Dr. Michael Farris Smith

Associate Professor of English


1100 College St., MUW-1634
Painter Hall 112
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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

BA, Mississippi State; MEd, William Carey College; PhD, The University of Southern Mississippi

Areas of Specialization: Fiction Writing, Modernism, Southern Literature

Selected Publications: Blackwood (2020), The Fighter (2018), Desperation Road (2017); Rivers (novel) Simon & Schuster (2013); The Hands of Strangers (novella) Main Street Rag Press (2011); "Dos Mujeres" in the Texas Review; "You and Peggy and That Dog" in the Mississippi Review; "What Goes, What Stays" in Coming Home, a collection of Mississippi essays forthcoming from University Press of Mississippi (2013)

Other: Michael Farris Smith is the award-winning author of several novels, including Blackwood, The Fighter, Desperation Road (Amazon Best Books, Barnes & Noble Discover pick, Indie Next selection), Rivers (for which he received the 2014 Mississippi Author Award for Fiction), and The Hands of Strangers. He has been awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the 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