Dinitia Smith

Author and filmmaker, Emmy Winner

Dinitia Smith's fourth book, The Honeymoon, (published in May) is an autobiographical novel about George Eliot, her late-life marriage to a much younger man, and its near-tragic consequences. She is the author of three other novels, including The Illusionist, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Smith was also, for eleven years, a cultural correspondent for the New York Times, where she specialized in covering literature and the arts. Her fiction has appeared in numerous publications, and she has won a number of awards for her writing, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.

In addition, Smith is an Emmy Award-winning film maker, and her work has been presented at the New York Film Festival.

She has taught literature at Columbia University, New York University, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and elsewhere.

Smith lives in New York City with her husband, the historian David Nasaw, and she has two sons.

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Dinitia Smith