I consider writing to be a lifelong apprenticeship. I don't think you ever really arrive as a writer. It's not like you write your fifth novel and now you've made it and now you know how to write a novel. You may know how to do the mechanics of the novel, but every book is different.
In this conversation from his home in Seattle, Dominic Smith reflects on the formation of his writing discipline and muses about being an American, born and bred in Australia as well as his latest work The Electric Hotel.
Smith’s fourth novel, "The Last Painting of Sara de Vos" was a New York Times best seller and won both Indie Book of the Year AND the Australian Book Industry awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year in 2017.
The Electric Hotel is around the birth of cinema, as the Lumière Brothers sent commission agents around the world to demonstrate their cinematographe, a development on Edison’s kinetoscope which was more like a private peep show.