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Kevin Smokler

Kevin Smokler is the author of the books Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School. His essays and cultural criticism have appeared in Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, BuzzFeed, The LA Times, and on NPR. He’s lectured and read his work at Litquake, The LA Times Book Festival, South by Southwest, New York Comic Con and many universities and colleges. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he has lived proudly in his adopted home of San Francisco, for almost 20 years with his wife, cat and many many books and records.