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Annick Smith


Annick Smith (born 1936) is a writer and filmmaker whose work often focuses on the natural world. The daughter of Hungarian migrs, Smith was born in Paris and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1964, she moved to Montana, where she and her husband and sons eventually settled on a 163-acre ranch in the Blackfoot River valley. Her husband died from heart failure in 1974, but Smith remained on the land to raise her sons. Among her books are *Homestead*, *Big Bluestem*, and *In This We Are Native*. She also co-edited an anthology of *Montana writing*, *The Last Best Place*. Her travel writing and essays have appeared in journals such as *Audubon*, *Outside*,* Islands*, *Travel + Leisure*, and *National Geographic Traveler*. Smith served as executive producer of the film* Heartland* and co-producer of *A River Runs Through It*, directed by Robert Redford. She was also a founding board member of Redfords Sundance Institute.