Sam Magavern is a writer and public interest lawyer, currently serving as co-director of the Partnership for the Public Good. He also teaches at the University at Buffalo Law School. He has written non-fiction, poetry, fiction, scholarly articles, a movie screenplay, and comic books. His work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Antioch Review, The Partisan Review, and The Paris Review. In 2009 he published Primo Levi's Universe: a Writer's Journey (Palgrave Macmillan).