Samuel E. Harris

I was born in Martisville, Virginia, on April 2, 1964 and was raised in Washington, D.C.

I lived the most creative years of my life (besides in prison) in New York City’s East Village, where I loved the diversity of people and the human spirit. I worked as a chef for most of my adult life.

I published an essay in the first Washingtonian magazine when I was 14 and received First Prize in fiction in the 2009 Prison Writing Contest, as well as an Honorable Mention Award in 2008.

I’m a father.

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