“A fairly accurate description of happiness. Caustic and incredible.” L’OB

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MARK HASKELL SMITH is the author of six novels with one-word titles including MoistSalty, and Blown; as well as three works of non-fiction, most recently Rude Talk in Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey Through Greece.

His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Alta, Literary Hub and others.

He is an associate professor in the MFA program for Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center.

He lives in Los Angeles.

His seventh novel, Mémoires, translated by Julien Gueríf, is forthcoming from Editions Gallmeister in France in June 2024.