Mark Haskell Smith

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B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1979
M.F.A., American Film Institute, 1987


Mark Haskell Smith


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Biographical Note

Mark Haskell Smith is the author of four novels: Moist (Grove Press), Delicious (Atlantic Monthly Press), Salty (Grove/Atlantic Black Cat) which was a Book Sense Notable Book in 2007, and Baked (Grove/Atlantic Black Cat).

His novels have been published in the UK (Atlantic Books), France (Editions Rivages Noir), Italy (Bompiani), Norway (Font Forlag), and Russia (AST).

Haskell Smith recently published the non-fiction book Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers and the Race to the Cannabis Cup for Broadway Books in the U.S. and McClelland & Stewart in Canada.

He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside Palm Desert MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts program.

Publication Types

Fiction, Non-Fiction

Latest Publication Title

Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventure in the Clothing-Optional World

Additional Publications

Heart of Dankness - Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers and the Race for the Cannabis Cup, Broadway Books, 2012
Baked, Grove/Atlantic Black Cat, 2010
Moist, Grove, 2007
Salty, Grove, 2007
Delicious, Grove, 2006

Publication Excerpt

Grove Press 2015
“Throwing both caution and clothing to the wind, novelist and journalist Haskell Smith strikes a winning combination of personal and journalistic narrative… Informative and entertaining… A witty and insightful read.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)