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Samantha Smith & Ted Hodgkinson

‘To write this memoir, I’ve had to open old wounds and go back to them again and again.’

Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith is a native New Yorker who graduated with her MFA degree in creative nonfiction writing from Hunter College in May 2011. She works an adjunct lecturer in the English department at Hunter College. After completing her degree, Smith was nominated for the Schuster Award for Outstanding Masters Thesis. This past summer, she was chosen as a fellow of Columbia University’s Summer Institute on ‘Rethinking 9/11’. Currently, she is working on a memoir about her family. She was selected as one of Granta’s New Voices in September 2011.

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Ted Hodgkinson

Ted Hodgkinson is the previous online editor at Granta. He was a judge for the 2012 Costa Book Awards’ poetry prize, announced earlier this year. He managed the Santa Maddalena Foundation in Tuscany, the affiliated Gregor Von Rezzori Literary Prize and still serves as an advisor. His stories have appeared in Notes from the Underground and The Mays and his criticism in the Times Literary Supplement. He has an MA in English from Oxford and an MFA from Columbia.

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