Mark Haskell Smith

This author appeared at the 2010 festival. Please view the list of authors appearing at this year's festival or see our suggestions for similar authors below.

Mark Haskell Smith at the 2010  Texas Book Festival

Miro Basinas is an experimental botanist - part mad scientist, part gentleman farmer - who sells his rarefied product to a discerning clientele. Only he’s not growing heirloom tomatoes or making organic wine - he’s growing marijuana. And when Miro hits the big time by winning Amsterdam’s Cannabis Cup, cannaseurs, and ganjaficionados aren’t the only people who want a piece of him and his mind-blowing pot that tastes like mangoes. Mark Haskell Smith’s Baked opens with a bang as Miro is cut down by a bullet. A mild-mannered hipster who doesn’t know the first thing about revenge - or even who shot him - Miro is soon on a quest to recover his prize invention, stolen from his grow house. Jerry Stahl calls Baked “a laugh-out-loud, thrill-a-minute, tour de force of bad behavior, weirdness and contemporary illegal commerce.” Smith is also the author of Moist, Delicious, and Salty (which was a Book Sense Notable Book). Also a screenwriter, his feature film credits include Playing God and the award-winning Brazilian film A Partilha.

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