Clare Smith Marash is a New York-based writer and producer. As an author of fiction and nonfiction, she has written on topics ranging from particle physics to political music, and has spent the last few years in documentary film, where she has written, produced, and directed short films on behavioral economics, ethics, and medicine. As head of production for The People, she led the production of over 180 short films for democratic state legislative candidates around the country.

She is the founder and director of Lamprophonic, a literary arts organization that curates readings and events in Manhattan, including an annual daylong festival in Riverside Park, co-produced with Summer on the Hudson. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Short Fiction, and Columbia University, where she received a Masters of Fine Arts.