Adam Smyer

About Adam Smyer

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ADAM SMYER is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. His nonfiction appears in the Johannesburg Review of Books. Adam's debut novel, Knucklehead (Akashic Books), was the sole title shortlisted for the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His second book, You Can Keep That to Yourself (Akashic Books), was released in 2020; Kirkus Reviews called it "a bitingly humorous compendium of the absurd subtle racism of the American workplace". Adam lives in California with his wife and cats.

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