Alexis M. Smith was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her sophomore novel, MARROW ISLAND, is “a stunning novel about sacrifice in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters” (Kirkus Review). Her debut novel, GLACIERS, has been translated into Spanish and Italian. It was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and a World Book Night 2013 selection. Alexis attended Mount Holyoke College, Portland State University, and holds an MFA from Goddard College.
Her interests include trail running, beach combing, bird watching, and jam making. In 2015 she received a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council and a fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission.
She lives with her wife and son in Portland, Oregon. She is a visiting professor at EWU’s MFA program in creative writing. You can find out more on her website.