Smogtown snatches a silver at Green Book Festival


It was named one of the runner-ups in the evidently crowded non-fiction category by the judges on April 20. Our most obvious response is short, but certainly not curt. Thanks! Here’s the link to all the finalists and winners. It’s a pretty tantalizing crop of stories out there on the environment, particularly stories of our carbon future. All that is a far cry from the rather puny literary offerings back when L.A. smog was the metaphorical beachead of the world’s coming ecological assault.

To purchase Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles (The Overlook Press/Penguin Group USA), on, click here.

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