About the Author

MARK HASKELL SMITH is the author of five novels,  Moist, Delicious, Salty, Baked, and Raw: A Love Story, as well as the non-fiction books Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup and Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World.

A new novel, Blown, is forthcoming in summer 2018.

His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Independent, Salon, Vulture, Slate, Howler, and Literary Hub. He is an assistant professor in the MFA program for Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center.

He’s written award-winning screenplays and some television shows.  Influences include Patricia Highsmith, Richard Brautigan, Pedro Almódovar, The Eels, and James Fenton.

He lives in Los Angeles.   He likes Mexican Food.