Alexis M. Smith (MFAW '07) is the author of the novel Glaciers (Tin House Books), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a World Book Night 2013 selection. Glaciers has been translated into Spanish and Italian, and was recently published in the UK.
Smith grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington. She studied literature at Mount Holyoke College and Portland State University, and received an MFA from Goddard College in 2007.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish her second novel, Marrow Island, in early 2016. In the meantime, she is also working on a series of children's picture books with illustrator Amy Martin.