Mason Smith grew up in northern New York. He holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford. His first novel, Everybody Knows and Nobody Cares (Knopf, 1971), was published while he was at Stanford and led to a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts followed by two residencies at The MacDowell Colony. He has written extensively for Sports Illustrated, Gray’s Sporting Journal, WoodenBoat Magazine, and Adirondack Life. He has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Clarkson, and SUNY Potsdam. His real biography has always been daily work, working wives, homes, cars, boats, wood-piles and, above all, children. He has three sons from his first marriage, is now equally a writer and a boatbuilder, living in Long Lake with wife Hallie Bond and their daughter and son.
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