Richard Stratton

Richard Stratton wrote the novel Smack Goddess during his eight-year term in federal prison. He is now an acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter whose feature film Slam and documentary Crude won prizes at Cannes and the Berlin Film Festival, respectively. A writer and consultant for HBO's Oz, he was the creator, writer and executive producer of Showtime's Street Time. He is the founder of Prison Life, the editor and publisher of High Times, and a contributor to Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Details, Newsweek and Playboy. He lives with his wife and children in New York City.



A wild, entertaining ride . . . A compulsively interesting story with the requisite drama and suspense that will keep the pages turning.

Smuggler is an adrenaline rush, a high-stakes ride from Maine to Lebanon to the Caribbean. . . This book will get under your skin, enter your blood stream, and mess with your head.
T. J. English, New York Times bestselling author of HAVANA NOCTURNE

There is no one who both knows the deadly world of international drug trafficking and who can tell the tale in such a stylishly compelling way, than Richard Stratton, a man who walked the walk and lived to tell about it.
Michael Levine, former undercover DEA agent and author of the New York Times bestsellers DEEP COVER and THE BIG WHITE LIE

No wonder Norman Mailer liked hanging out with Richard Stratton. His drug-fueled early years read like the stuff of great fiction.
David Talbot, author of THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD