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Samuel Autman is a U.S. born award-winning essayist, journalist, travel writer, video essayist and college professor.  His work has appeared in The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction, The Kept Secret: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction, The Chalk Circle: Prizewinning Intercultural Essays, Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, Ninth Letter, The Common Reader, Under the Gum Tree, The Little Patuxent Review, Bonfires, PANORAMA: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, Memoir Magazine, Brevity and The St. Louis Anthology.  "Wonder Boys" appeared earlier this year Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology From Middle America published by Belt Publishing.  The story in that piece was adapted into the 2013 award-winning short film "A Long Walk." Autman has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University. Alumnus of VONA Voices, Lambda Literary and  Disquiet International. New member of the VONA Voices Board of Directors.

On Instagram and Twitter: @samuelautman