Goddard MFA Alum Alexis M. Smith wins a Lambda Literary Award for Marrow Island, a novel published by Houghton Miflin Harcourt. Alexis won in the Bisexual Fiction category.
O, the Oprah Magazine, describes Marrow Island‘s story as “A faltering journalist returns to an island abandoned after an earthquake released a toxic spill. That’s the beautifully wrought setting of this novel, which reunites two childhood friends, one of whom has joined a sect claiming it can heal the land.” The New York Times Book Review calls Marrow Island “an alluring novel” that “explores the darkness of love, how it can cajole you into danger or tip your actions toward cruelty. The novel was the winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and was an Indie Next pick when published. Her debut novel, Glaciers, published by Tin House Books, was a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for fiction.
Alexis was recently a Goddard MFA Visiting Alum in Port Townsend.