Iris Smyles

Iris Smyles is the author of Iris Has Free Time (Soft Skull Press 2013), which Forbes called, “an instant classic… a smart, funny, wise, and sometimes heartbreaking book about a slowly fizzling love affair with youth,” and Dating Tips for the Unemployed (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016), a semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Her essays and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vogue, BOMB, Paris Review Daily, and The Baffler among other publications, and have been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing 2016, True Tales of Love and Lust, Heads and Tails, and Icons in Ash: Human Portraits.

Books in order of publication:

Iris Has Free Time – 2013

Dating Tips for the Unemployed – 2016

Droll Tales – 2022

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