Dominic Smith is the author of five novels, including The Electric Hotel, published in 2019 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His 2016 novel, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and was published in more than a dozen countries. Dominic’s short stories, essays and criticism have appeared in The AtlanticTexas Monthly, the Chicago TribuneThe New York Times, and The Australian. A graduate of the University of Iowa and the Michener Center for Writers, Dominic is the recipient of the Australian Indie Book of the Year Award, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Australian Council for the Arts.