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Scott Smith is an American author and screenwriter and is a graduate of Columbia University. He has published two suspense novels, A Simple Plan and The Ruins. His screen adaptation of A Simple Plan earned him an Academy Award nomination. Smith's second novel, "The Ruins", is now a horror film and was released April 4th, 2008.
 
 
Novels
   A Simple Plan (1993)
   The Ruins (2006)
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Collections
   Open City Vol 20 (2005) (with Maxine Swann)
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Cold Storage (2019)
David Koepp
"A thrilling, funny, and unexpectedly moving joy ride."
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The Toast (2018)
Matt Marinovich
"The Toast is stupendous - as brief, urgent, and bracing as a punch to the face. It’s gripping, funny, and unrelentingly bleak (in the best possible way). Matt Marinovich has such a sinister and uncompromising sensibility that one can feel a little morally compromised for enjoying his work so much. If that’s the case, though, I must be a very bad person indeed, because I absolutely loved this book."
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The Stranger Game (2018)
Peter Gadol
"The Stranger Game is a sharp-toothed commentary on the ways in which 'following' can foster a pretense of intimacy between strangers, and how the falsity of this intimacy—its utter lack of substance—often creates a perilous hunger for more: more access, more communion, more knowledge. It’s also a fun, moody, twisty thriller, with a sun-touched, West Coast vibe...as much Joan Didion as Patricia Highsmith."

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Anthologies containing stories by Scott Smith
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Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3 (2018)
(Year's Best Hardcore Horror, book 3)
edited by
Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax

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