Australian Cultural (Tim Fairfax AC and Australia Council of the Arts) John Monash Scholar
Arts and Humanities
Samuel has a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal from Flinders University. He has a passion for books and is an enthusiastic teacher of writing to young people. He is a fiction writer who studies and advocates for the representation of sexual and gender diversity in young adult literature. His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have been published in Australia. Along with fiction writing, he is also a volunteer with LGBT youth in his hometown of Adelaide. As an aspiring author, he has had his poetry and short stories published in the Voiceworks magazine and has edited the literary journal Dubnium (South Australia Writers Centre). Samuel is also a bookseller, tutor, drama teacher and debating coach. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at Cambridge University where he will write about Australia and the Australian experience, in particular to focus on the representation of gender and sexuality diversity in young adult literature.