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Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

  • Lloyd P. Johnson-Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, English


I'm a fiction writer who teaches classes in creative writing and modern literature. I'm the author of three novels, The Madonna of Las Vegas, The Devil in the Dooryard and The Divine Comedy of John Venner, which was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.   A short story collection, The Law of Miracles, won the 2010 Juniper Prize and the 2011 Minnesota Book Award for fiction. My latest novel, The Maze at Windermere, was published in 2018 by Viking/Penguin.

Education & Professional History

I attended Bowdoin College for my undergraduate degree and the Iowa Writers' Workshop for my MFA.  I've been teaching at Carleton since 1987.

Highlights & Recent Activity

After the five years of writing The Maze at Windermere, I've just started a new novel. We'll see how it goes.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Profile updated January 26, 2018

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