Neil Smith is a Montreal writer. Bang Crunch, which is being published within Knopf's New Face of Fiction program, has also been sold to publishers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Smith has won an honourable mention at the National Magazine Awards, first prize at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, and was nominated for the Journey Prize three times. His writing has appeared in The Journey Prize Stories, Coming Attractions 04, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Fiddlehead and Maisonneuve.
is a remarkably fresh and self-assured debut... Smith demonstrates the range of both his imagination and empathy. We're constantly puzzled by the damaged, dysfunctional characters in these nine stories; we're also struck by how we can't stop worrying about them."
— Quill & Quire