Hailing from Aotearoa, Sam is an insatiable traveller and self-confessed short story nerd.

An award winning critic and story writer, his first collection of stories, Come the Tide, will be published by Platypus Press in 2019.

When not writing stories, he is usually writing about them; his critical work, The Short Story in Midcentury America, won the 2018 Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize.

Later this year, his second critical work, Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness, will be published with LSU Press.