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MFA Alum Katy Simpson Smith ‘2014’s Most Buzzed About Debut Author’

Sep 02, 2014

Katy Simpson Smith MFA’13’s new novel, The Story of Land and Sea, is “not only among the most assured debut novels in recent memory,” raved a Vogue magazine review. “It heralds the birth of a major new talent.”

Released last month, the book—a historical novel set on the Carolina coast in the Revolutionary War erahas earned praise in The Huffington Post (“The Book We’re Talking About”), The Chicago Tribune (“Editor’s Choice”), the BBC (The 10 Best New Books”), and Oprah Magazine (10 Titles to Pick Up Now).

Simpson Smith discussed the book with NPR’s Audie Cornish on All Things Considered. Listen