Mark Haskell Smith

Mark Haskell Smith is the author of three novels, Moist, Delicious and Salty. He is an award-winning screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.


Hilarious and fast-moving... Moist is a bloody good laugh and well worth immersing yourself in as you lie by the pool with a margarita by your side.

Thoughtful and hilarious... Haskell Smith ambles a breezy line between the likes of Geoff Dyer and Bill Bryson

Hilarious and absorbingGeoff Dyer

Breezy, free-wheeling, often very funny
Boston Globe

A hilarious insight into what makes people get together and strip off... William Burroughs' 1959 Naked Lunch may win when it comes to sex and drugs but Naked at Lunch pulls its pants down when it comes to barefaced laughter.
Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

A knight in shining lotion... Haskell Smith can hit the David Sedaris humour sweet spot
Los Angeles Review of Books

A total joy... Even if you've never been nude in your life and have no plans to be in the future, this book will thrill you with its hilarious and outrageous stories and move you with its essential humanityMeghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable

Insightful, brave, and inspiring. With extraordinary honesty and humor, Haskell Smith faces down social and personal inhibitions to experience both a fascinating subculture and a moving personal transformationJillian Lauren, author of the New York Times bestseller Some Girls

A strangely compelling, riotously funny traipse through the world of nudism. Mark Haskell Smith is a worthy heir to the George Plimpton school of journalism. He's not there to mock; he's there to experience humanity in all its full-monty complexity.J. Maarten Troost, author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals