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Prof. Samuel Autman Contributes Essay to The Chalk Circle

May 13, 2012

A work by Samuel A. Autman, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, appears in a new anthology, The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays. The book has been released by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing. Autman contributes "A Dash of Pepper in the Snow."

A synopsis notes, "Award-winning editor Tara L. Masih put out a call in 2007 for intercultural essays dealing with the subjects of 'culture, race, and a sense of place.' The prizewinners are gathered for the first time in a ground-breaking anthology that explores many facets of culture not previously found under one cover. The powerful, honest, thoughtful voices -- Native American, African American, Asian, European, Jewish, White -- speak daringly on topics not often discussed in the open, on subjects such as racism, anti-Semitism, war, self-identity, gender, societal expectations. Their words will entertain, illuminate, take you to distant lands, and spark important discussions about our humanity, our culture, and our place within society and the natural world."

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A former newspaper journalist, Autman's work has appeared in the Birmingham Post-Herald, Tulsa World, Salt Lake Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and San Diego Union-Tribune. The professor's essay is about his experiences as a journalist in Salt Lake City.

"A Dash of Pepper in the Snow" took a second place award in the 2009 Soul-Making Literary Contest for the Tara L. Masih Intercultural Essay Prize. Learn more here.

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