The Alachua County Library Districts congratulates local author Stephanie Smith on the publication of her two new books: Warpaint and Baby Rocket. In celebration, Smith will be doing readings at three libraries:
September 18 @ 6pm at Headquarters
September 29 @ 2pm at Tower Road
October 24 @ 5pm Alachua branch
Stephanie A. Smith teaches literature and women’s studies at the University of Florida. She has been committed to writing ever since she was a student of Ursula K. Le Guin and has previously written two young adult fantasy novels – ‘Snow Eyes’ and ‘The Boy Who Was Thrown Away’ – and an adult science fiction novel, ‘Other Nature’. Her work, both critical and fictional, investigates politics, science, literature, race and gender.
Stephanie Smith took her PhD from Berkeley in 1990, and is a Professor of English at the University of Florida. Examining the intersections of science, literature, politics, race and gender, her essays appear in such journals as differences, Criticism, Genders, American Literature and American Literary History. A 1998 Visiting NEH Scholar at UCLA, she is the author of Conceived By Liberty and Household Words, as well as three novels, Snow-Eyes, The Boy Who Was Thrown Away and Other Nature. She has held fiction residencies at Dorland, Norcroft and Hedgebrook. In September of 2012, the first novel in a trilogy to be published by Thames River Press in London, Warpaint, will be launched, to be followed by Baby Rocket (Dec. 2012) and Content Burns (Spring, 2013). Currently she is also at work on a book about publishing and American letters, The Muse and the Marketplace.
These events are free and open to the public.