Dominic Smith grew up in Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He's the author of three novels: "Bright and Distant Shores", "The Beautiful Miscellaneous", and "The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre". His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared widely, including in "The Atlantic", "Texas Monthly", and the "Chicago Tribune"'s Printers Row Journal. He has been a recipient of a Literature Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Michener Fellowship. He teaches writing in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.