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Owen Egerton is the writer/director of several films including Mercy Black, Blood Fest, and Follow. He has written for features, television, and podcasts. He is also the author of a number of books including The Book of Harold the Illegitimate Son of God, How Best to Avoid Dying, and the PEN Southwest Book Award winner Hollow, which was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017. Egerton has been voted Austin’s Best Author six times by readers of The Austin Chronicle. As a performer, Egerton has acted in several movies and is one of the founding members of the award-winning comedy show Master Pancake Theater. He’s a host for Texas Monthly and NPR podcasts and is the long-running emcee for the Fantastic Debates at Fantastic Fest. Before joining the faculty at Emerson College, Egerton taught creative writing and screenwriting for the Sundance Institute Collab, Roosevelt University, St. Edward’s University, and the Khoros Film Foundation in The Gambia. 



B.A., University of Texas
M.F.A., Texas State University