Samuel James Stover

Samuel James Stover

October 22 – November 12, 2020

Sam Stover was born in Birmingham, Alabama and currently based in New York City, Sam Stover is currently completing his MFA from Hunter College in New York, and also teaches an undergraduate writing workshop there. His fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse and has been received honorable mentions in Glimmer Train’s New Writer’s Award and the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Fiction Contest. Sam’s fiction often focuses on queerness and gender, as well as on memory and its impacts on identity. Some of the writers who continue to inspire him are W.G. Sebald, Garth Greenwell, and Maggie Nelson.

At Good Hart, Sam will continue working on a novel that explores climate change and its psychological impacts, as well as gender identity and family relationships. Good Hart’s emphasis on solitude and connection to the natural world as a foundation for artistic practice makes it the perfect place to contemplate the ecological themes of the novel, and focus on crafting its central chapters.

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