Libro.fm celebrates bestselling, award-winning author (and audiobook aficionado) Clint Smith.
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My new book, Above Ground, is a meditation on the simultaneity of the human experience. How joy sits alongside sorrow. How wonder sits alongside despair. How we carry all of it all at once. I am thinking about this largely through the lens of becoming a father, and how much it changes the way I make sense of the world.”-Clint Smith
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Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, and selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2021. He is also the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review. and elsewhere. Clint received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University.