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Ayla Norris Smith

Los Angeles, California

Literary Launchpad with Tim MacGabhann

Born in Australia, I now l ive in Los Angeles where I work as a director of c ontent at online publisher BuzzFeed, focusing on international editions. I have a combined BA in Italian literature and marketing and have lived and worked in Tokyo and Mexico City . I grew up on a mountain property next to a botanical gardens and valleys of fire-prone forest , and u p until the pandemic I sang in jazz clubs. So music , c limate change, and the plant world all feature heavily in my first novel which is the manuscript I’ll bring to Under the Volcano . I’d have liked to bring my cat Carol also, but she’s an anxious flyer.

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Ayla Norris Smith - Under The Volcano