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"Masterful"

-Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning author

of Empire Falls

Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this fascinating look into his life before Gatsby.

US RELEASE DATE: 1.5.2021

UK RELEASE DATE: 2.25.2021

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Farris Smith is an award-winning writer whose novels have appeared on Best of the Year lists with Esquire, Southern Living, Book Riot, and numerous others, and have been named Indie Next List, Barnes & Noble Discover, and Amazon Best of the Month selections. He has been a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, the Gold Dagger Award in the UK, and the Grand Prix des Lectrices in France, and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Bitter Southerner, Garden & Gun, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and daughters.

 

Smith is represented by Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group. All foreign rights are handled by Trident Media Group.

 

Film/television rights are represented by Jason Richman of UTA (Los Angeles).

PHOTO CREDIT: Philippe Matsas
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BLACKWOOD

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IN THE PRESS

"Unsettling, heartbreaking, and frequently astonishing... A gleaming, dark masterpiece by one of Southern fiction's leading voices."
BLACKWOOD
KIRKUS REVIEWS
 (STARRED)

"Michael Farris Smith is incredibly gifted; this book is filled with emotion and poetic, straightforward prose."

DESPERATION ROAD
SHELFAWARENESS

"Publicity sheets contain comparisons of his work to Cormac McCarthy’s. They are not hyperbolic. The Fighter is that good." 

THE FIGHTER
THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

CONTACT

Publicist: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

Literary agent: Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group

Film/television agent: Jason Richman, United Talent Agency (Los Angeles)

Author email: michael@michaelfsmith.com

 
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