Michael V. Smith

Michael V. Smit

Michael V. Smit

Michael V. Smith is a filmmaker, author and performer teaching creative writing in the interdisciplinary program of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. His new novel, Progress (Cormorant Books, Spring 2011), is a tense, spirited depiction of how tragic events and long-held secrets shape a small working-class town.

Smith’s first novel, Cumberland (Cormorant Books, 2002), was nominated for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. In recent years, Smith won Vancouver’s Community Hero of the Year Award and the inaugural Dayne Ogilvie Award for Emerging Gay Writers. He has also won a Western Magazine Award for Fiction, scooped two short film prize categories at Toronto’s Inside Out festival, and was nominated for the Journey Prize. Originally from Ontario, he now lives in Kelowna, BC.

Michael V. Smith read at the Lillooet Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on November 10, 2011.

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