Award-winning Author Alexis M. Smith to Read at Downtown Bend Library

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  7/10/2017

The public is invited to join in at the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. when award-winning author Alexis M. Smith discusses her work, writing, and life in the Pacific Northwest, where she was born and raised.


Smith’s debut novel, Glaciers, was translated into Spanish and Italian and was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and was a World Book Night 2013 selection.


Her latest novel, Marrow Island, won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award as well as a Lambda Literary Award, and was one of BookRiot’s “Most Anticipated Reads of 2016.” Marrow Island tracks a young woman's return home to investigate a secretive community that has mysteriously rescued an island devastated by natural and chemical disaster—as well as taken hold of one of her oldest friends.


Smith attended Mount Holyoke College, Portland State University, and holds an MFA from Goddard College. In 2015 she received a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council and a fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. She has written for a variety of publications, including Tarpaulin Sky, The Portland Monthly, Bon Appétit, and The Portland Review. She lives with her wife and son in Portland, Oregon.


This presentation is free and open to the public. Copies of Smith's books will be available for sale at the event from Roundabout Books.

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