Welcome to my website: ClaudeClaytonSmith.wordpress.com.
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I am happy to report that the opening pages of my novel Candids was a finalist for the 2022 First Pages Prize. Further, my short story, “Helping Padraig Die,” won the 2021 Great Midwest Fiction Contest of the Midwest Review and was published in the summer issue. My story “Helping Ruthie Die,” published in the CHILLfiltr Review, was a 2019 finalist.
My latest edited book is Mists on the River: Folktales from Siberia, by Yeremei Aipin, from Shanti Arts, Brunswick, ME. July 2020. Check it out here: http://www.shantiarts.co/uploads/files/abc/AIPIN_MISTS.html
Don’t miss reruns of “Words from a Bear” on PBS “American Masters” series. The film focuses on N. Scott Momaday, the father of Native American literature. Check him out in Meditations After the Bear Feast, one of my jointly-edited books. For background info on my relation with Momaday, see: newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2019/11/14/smith-66-on-translating-and-promoting-global-indigenous-literature/
For my ideas on writing and the writing life,
see my interview with Iris Magazine.