Listen to my conversation about The Last Painting of Sara de Vos as part of the Publishers Weekly podcast series.

Read my interview about 17th century Dutch art and The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. Read about my fiction projects, past and present, in this profile. Read the profile here. An interview and article about The Electric Hotel Interview and discussion of The Electric Hotel
a formidable talent”—The Sydney Morning Herald
a major talent”—Australian Book Review
part of the new artistic vanguard” —The Australian
Smith's gifts as a storyteller and writer are obvious, sometimes overwhelming.”—Baltimore Sun
Smith has an artist's eye...”—Detroit Free Press
A richly promising start to the literary career of
Mr. Smith.” —Dallas Morning News
Highly entertaining...Smith is fascinating...”—The New York Times Book Review


Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of five novels, including The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, which was a New York Times Bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Sold into more than a dozen countries, the novel was chosen as a best book of 2016 by Amazon, Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Kirkus Reviews. In Australia, the novel won the Fiction Indie Book of the Year Award from the Independent Booksellers Association and was named the Literary Fiction Book of the Year as part of the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Dominic’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The AtlanticTexas Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and The Australian. His other novels are: The Mercury Visions of Louis DaguerreThe Beautiful Miscellaneous, and Bright and Distant Shores. He is a recipient of the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, a new works grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, and Rice University.

My 10x12 backyard writing studio in Austin.Photo Credit:
Rodolfo Gonzalez
My idea of bookish heaven: Dutch booksellers comissioned Merkx +Girod architects to build a bookstore inside an old Dominican church in Maastricht, Netherlands. Alexandre Dumas’s country writing cottage.