Michael V. Smith
|Michael V. Smith|
|Born||Cornwall, Ontario, Canada|
|Notable work(s)||Cumberland, Progress|
|Notable award(s)||2007 Dayne Ogilvie Prize|
Michael V. Smith is a Canadian novelist, poet and filmmaker, originally from Cornwall, Ontario and now living in Vancouver, British Columbia. His debut novel, Cumberland, was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2002. He has also been a nominee for the Journey Prize and the inaugural winner of the Dayne Ogilvie Grant, and has published a book of poetry, What You Can't Have.
Smith, openly gay, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program. He has also made a number of short films, several of which have garnered awards from the Inside Out Film and Video Festival in Toronto.
He served on the jury of the 2012 Dayne Ogilvie Prize, selecting Amber Dawn as that year's winner.
- What You Can't Have (2007)
- "Community Hero of the Year: Three introductions to Michael V Smith. Xtra! West, May 23, 2007.
- "Vancouver's Smith wins new prize for gay writers", CBC.ca, 2007-06-14
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