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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.
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Bright and Distant Shores

BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES proves a wondrous achievement by a writer known for creating compelling fiction from the fabric of history.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do work that makes me happy.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to have coffee with Dickens and Shakespeare and ask them how to plot my next novel.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Wasting time on things that don't bring fulfillment.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. My perfect day: wake up by the beach, meditate, swim or surf, have a great cup of coffee, write, have lunch with a good friend, exercise, spend time with my family, eat sushi for dinner, see a great movie. Repeat.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Sailing off the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

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