Planned 2015 Events (so far)Various, April 05, 201504/02 San Antonio Book Festival
04/05 US On Sale Date for The Last Painting of Sara de Vos/ Dallas Museum of Art Book Launch
04/09 Lone Star Book Festival
04/20 Writing on the Air interview
04/21 Blanton Museum of Art Event in Austin
05/01 Australia On Sale Date
05/12 Friends of Georgetown Public Library Event
Reading and table hostSaturday, October 06, 2012"An Evening with the Authors," a fundraiser for the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, TX.
More details to come.
Texas Book Festival 2011Saturday and Sunday, October 22, 2011Participating in the Texas Book Festival, appearance date and time TBD.
Writers League of Texas: An Author's Guide to PR and MarketingThursday, October 20, 2011Writers' League of Texas
611 S. Congress, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78704
Wordstock Book Festival, Portland ORSunday, October 09, 2011McMenamins Stage. A reading and signing.
Baltimore Book FestivalSaturday, September 24, 2011CityLit Stage. Will be participating in the reading "Not From These Parts: Readings by Non-Hometown Boys."
Chicago Public Library Event - A Reading and PanelTuesday, September 20, 2011Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street, 60605
Roosevelt University - A ReadingMonday, September 19, 2011Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
US Launch of Bright and Distant ShoresFriday, September 16, 2011BookPeople
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
Reading and Signing: Avid Reader Bookshop, Brisbane, AustraliaThursday, June 16, 2011
Avid Reader Books
Gleebooks, Sydney: Dominic Smith in Conversation with Don AndersonThursday, June 09, 2011
49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe Sydney NSW
ph: 9660 2333
Writer-in-Residence Reading at Warren Wilson CollegeWednesday, April 13, 2011Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Rd.
Swannanoa, NC 28778
UT English Department Reading (as Visiting Writer/Professor)Tuesday (7:30pm), November 16, 2010University of Texas at Austin
Joynes Reading Room
(in Carothers Residence Hall)
Book Club appearanceTuesday, December 04, 2009Milwood Branch Library
12500 Amherst Dr.
Austin, TX 78727
Texas Book Festival Panel 'Father Knows Worst'Saturday, October 31, 2009see the Texas Book Festival website for details: www.texasbookfestival.org
First Pre-publication review for The Last Painting of Sara de VosNovember 2015
Library Journal starred review:
"Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice, and consequence and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. VERDICT Just as a painter may utilize thousands of fine brushstrokes, Smith slowly creates a masterly, multilayered story that will dazzle readers of fine historical fiction."
Sale of My New Novel: THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA de VOSOctober 2014I'm delighted to announce that my new novel--The Last Painting of Sara de Vos--will be forthcoming with Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the US in 2016. The novel will come out with Allen & Unwin in Australia, New Zealand and in the UK. The novel also recently sold to German and Dutch publishers.
The book takes place within 17th century Holland and within the contemporary worlds of art restoration and forgery.
American Library Association adds Bright and Distant Shores to its 2012 Reading ListJanuary 2012http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/readinglist
Kirkus Reviews chooses Bright and Distant Shores for its "Best Books of 2011" listNovember 2011
Thanks to Kirkus Reviews for including Bright and Distant Shores on its "Best Books of 2011" list.
"Bright and Distant Shores" shortlisted for The Age Book of the YearAugust 2011http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/diverse-titles-compete-for-top-prize-20110805-1ifk4.html
"Bright and Distant Shores" shortlisted for the Vance Palmer Prize for FictionJuly 2011http://wheelercentre.com/dailies/post/5ff0bb324840/
Sydney Morning Herald ProfileMarch 2011A recent profile of me and Bright and Distant Shores in The Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum section.
Review of Bright and Distant Shores in The AustralianFebruary 26, 2011http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/the-new-pacific-solution/story-e6frg8nf-1226011590344
Forthcoming Third NovelMy new novel—Bright and Distant Shores—comes out in Australia and the US in 2011. Allen & Unwin will publish the novel in March in Australia and Washington Square Press/Simon and Schuster will publish it here in the US in September.
Paperback releaseSummer 2008The Beautiful Miscellaneous is out in paperback.
I'll be sending out periodic newsletters about upcoming books, stories, or readings. If you enjoy my work, I would love to keep you informed about its progress.