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Dominic Smith is the author of four novels, including "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos," a New York Times Bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Sold into more than a dozen countries, the novel was also a Best Book of the Year selection by Amazon and Kirkus Reviews, listed as one of the Top Ten Audiobooks by Slate, and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence from the American Library Association. Dominic’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, Texas Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, The Paris Review, The Australian, and The New York Times. He teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.
A couple of review quotes about Smith's new book:
"A mesmerizing and magically faux historical novel . . . The Last Painting of Sara de Vosis a splendid thing: a riveting mystery set in the rarified world of art collection about a stolen masterpiece and a gorgeous, haunting novel rooted in history, an incandescent achievement of literary imagination." Jeanette Zwart, Shelf Awareness
"As in Girl with a Pearl Earring, the technical process and ineffable aspects of creating a masterpiece enrich this novel, but Smith had to invent his masterpieces because no works survive by the real-life Sarah van Baalbergen, who was the first woman admitted to the Guild of St. Luke. Smith s paintings, like his settings, come alive through detail: the Gowanus Expressway, ruins of an old Dutch village, two women from different times and places both able to capture on canvas simultaneous beauty and sadness." Publishers Weekly