Ron A. Austin

Ron A. Austin is celebrating the publication of his debut short story collection, "Avery Colt Is A Snake, A Thief, A Liar," by Southeast Missouri State University Press. The winner of the Nilzen Prize, Austin’s semi-autobiographical, linked story collection follows the misadventures of Avery Colt as he struggles to survive in North St. Louis alongside his family. “This book is my cousins, aunties, uncles, grandparents, parents, siblings, and friends,” noted author Steven Dunn. The book, which can be pre-ordered, will be released on October 1.

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