Susannah M. Smith

Susannah M. Smith is the author of the novel How the Blessed Live, and her short fiction, non-fiction, artwork, and poetry have appeared in various publications. Her latest book, The Fairy Tale Museum (Invisible), is an alchemical curiosity-cabinet-as-novel that showcases the spectacular, grotesque, endearing, and otherworldly, with bird-headed lovers, a cyborg cyclops, a fortune teller, revolutionary ventriloquists’ dummies, a narcoleptic vampire, and a host of woodland creatures. As critic Derek McCormack says, “Susannah M. Smith has crafted a world as seemingly scenic and romantic as a snow globe—except this world can break, it can draw blood, and it can transform.” Smith lives in Vancouver.