Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith is the author of the novel The Year of Needy Girls (Kaylie Jones Books/Akashic 2017), a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Her work has appeared most recently in Parhelion Literary Magazine and the anthologies Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival and Nine Lives: A Life in Ten Minutes Anthology. She teaches American Literature and Creative Writing at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, VA.