Daniel Smith is an American journalist and author of the 2012 memoir Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety. He has written articles and essays for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, n+1, Harper's Magazine, New York, and others. Smith holds the Mary Ellen Donnelly Critchlow Endowed Chair in English at the College of New Rochelle, and he has also taught at Bryn Mawr College. From 2011 to 2012, he co-hosted the first six episodes of n+1 magazine's The n+1 Podcast. He was a guest on The Colbert Report in 2007; on NPR's Talk of the Nation in 2012; and on WTF with Marc Maron in 2012.
At MacDowell, he continued work on "Hearing Voices," a historical, scientific, and philosophical exploration of auditory hallucinations.