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Farah Rose Smith was born in Providence and raised in the woods of Northern Rhode Island. She is the author of the novellas Anonyma, The Almanac of Dust, and Lavinia Rising, as well as a winner of multiple independent film festival awards for her 2023 short drama film, Becoming Green. Her first collection of short fiction, Of One Pure Will, was released by Egaeus Press in 2019 and was re-released by Trepidatio Publishing in September of 2021. Her most recent novella, Anonyma, was released by Grimscribe Press in 2022. She is currently working on her third collection of short supernatural fiction.
Smith's writing has appeared in Lackington’s Magazine, Darker Magazine (Russia), Spectral Realms, Vasterien Literary Journal, Nightscript, Dead Reckonings, and more.
She holds a BA and MA from Hunter College, the former in Comparative Literature and the latter in English with specializations in disability theory, Medieval literature, supernatural short fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries, and Decadence. When she's not writing, she enjoys flameworking glass beads and accumulating vintage fashion and antiques. Smith lives in New York City with her husband, novelist Michael Cisco, and their three cats.