Books by Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an MFA in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. His fiction and essays have been widely published, recently


THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"This is a beautiful, patient, and timeless book, one that builds upon centuries and shows how the smallest choices—like the chosen mix for yellow paint—can be the definitive markings of an entire life."
Smith's latest novel (Bright and Distant Shores, 2011, etc.) is a rich and detailed story that connects a 17th-century Dutch painting to its 20th-century American owner and the lonely but fervent art student who makes the life-changing decision to forge it.Read full book review >
BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Beautifully researched and ripe with symbolism—an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real."
Written with extraordinary literary grace, Smith's (The Beautiful Miscellaneous, 2007, etc.) third novel gleams as a gem of evocative historical fiction. Read full book review >
THE BEAUTIFUL MISCELLANEOUS by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"A luminous addition to novels about fathers and sons."
He's no genius, but he's hardly normal; a boy struggles with this quandary in this finely modulated second novel (The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre, 2006). Read full book review >
THE MERCURY VISIONS OF LOUIS DAGUERRE by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A compelling psychological study, a thoughtful tracing of the birth of a new art form and an atmospheric portrait of 19th-century France: impressive on all three counts."
Smith's beautifully written debut uses the life of photography's inventor as the framework for a touching tale of youthful love regained in maturity. Read full book review >