Lee Smith

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Author of On Agate Hill

Lee Smith is the author of twelve novels, including Oral History, Saving Grace, The Devil’s Dream, Fair and Tender Ladies, and On Agate Hill plus three collections of short stories. Her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as a winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.

A retired professor of English at North Carolina State University, Lee received an Academy Award in Fiction from American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. Her new collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue Eyed Stranger, was published in March, 2010.