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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Laura Lee Smith

Laura Lee Smith is the author of the novels The Ice House and Heart of Palm. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and New Stories From the South: The Year’s Best. A writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, and wit”, Smith has won awards and accolades from across the United States, and her work has been translated into German and French. She lives in Florida, where she writes fiction and works as a copywriter.