His edition of Austin Reed’s 1858 prison memoir, The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict, appeared from Random House in 2016.
Smith has written about contemporary media and the arts for Avidly, Bomb, Paper Monument, Yale Review, and other venues. He is a contributing editor at Los Angeles Review of Books and a co-editor of No Crisis, an LARB special series on the state of criticism in the twenty-first century.
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