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Adam Smyer

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: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor (Akashic Books), drops September 1. Adam lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and cats.


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