Sean Sam

Fiction Writer


Sean Sam is a writer and member of the Navajo Nation. His work has appeared in Salt Hill, Joyland, The Malahat Review, Poetry Northwest, Potomac Review, and elsewhere. He is the winner of’s 12th Annual Fiction contest, received an honorable mention in Zoetrope: All-Story’s Short Fiction Competition, and was a finalist for the James Welch Prize. Sean has also taught at the Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute program in association with Navajo Technical University. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Philosophy.