Alexis M. Smith
Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith

Alexis M. Smith (MFAW ’07) is the author of the novel Glaciers (Tin House Books), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a World Book Night 2013 selection. Glaciers has been translated into Spanish and Italian, and was recently published in the UK.

Smith grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, and Seattle, Washington. She studied literature at Mount Holyoke College and Portland State University, and received an MFA from Goddard College in 2007.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish her second novel, Marrow Island, in early 2016. In the meantime, she is also working on a series of children’s picture books with illustrator Amy Martin.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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