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

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MARK HASKELL SMITH is the author of seven novels with one-word titles including MoistSalty, and Blown. His seventh novel, Mémoires, translated by Julien Gueríf, was published in France in June 2024 from Editions Gallmeister.

Nonfiction includes Naked at Lunch and Heart of Dankness and, most recently, Rude Talk in Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer’s Journey Through Greece.

He has written for in the Los Angeles Times, Alta, Literary Hub and many others.

His fiction and nonfiction is widely translated and published in more than a dozen countries.

He lives in Los Angeles.