Kevin Smokler

Writer

Kevin Smokler is the author of the essay collection "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched Since High School" (2013) which the Atlantic Wire called "truly enjoyable" and the editor of "Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times", A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005.

His writing on pop culture has appeared in the LA Times, Salon, BuzzFeed,Vulture, the San Francisco Chronicle and on NPR. In 2013, he was BookRiot's (www.bookriot.com) first ever Writer in Residence.

Named "a publishing visionary" by The Huffington Post, Kevin Smokler has taught and lectured on the role of arts and culture in our wired 21st century at corporations, universities and conferences throughout North America since 2001. He served on the SXSW Interactive Advisory Board from 2004-2013.

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