Samuel A. Autman is an award-winning writer and professor whose work focuses on identity, place and pop culture. His writing has appeared in It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror, The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction, The Kept Secret: The Half-Truth in Nonfiction, The Chalk Circle: Prizewinning Intercultural Essays, Ninth Letter, The Common Reader, Under the Gum Tree, The Little Patuxent Review, Bonfires, PANORAMA: The Journal of Travel, Place and Nature, Memoir Magazine, Brevity, The St. Louis Anthology and Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology From Middle America. His first video essay "The Train Rolls On," appeared in the PANORAMA: The Journal of Travel, Place and Nature last fall. His latest essay “Requiem for an Unwritten Memoir: How Grace Bumbry Changed Opera,” was published in The Common Reader: A Journal of The Essay. Autman has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at DePauw University. Alumnus of VONA Voices, Lambda Literary, Disquiet International, Tin House and soon to be a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow.
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