Gregory Blake SmithGregory Blake Smith (born 1951), is an American novelist and short story writer. His novel, ''The Divine Comedy of John Venner'', was named a Notable Book of 1992 by ''The New York Times Book Review'' and his short story collection ''The Law of Miracles'' won the 2010 Juniper Prize for Fiction and the 2012 Minnesota Book Award.
Smith holds an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has been the George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy and a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He is currently the Lloyd P. Johnson Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College. Provided by Wikipedia