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About the Authors

Arthur P. Bochner is Distinguished University Professor of Communication at the University of South Florida and one of the leading figures in autoethnography and personal narrative. His most recent book, Coming to Narrative, won best book awards from both the National Communication Association (NCA) Ethnography Division and the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry. Bochner has received career achievement awards for his teaching and research from the Southern Communication Association and the Eastern Communication Association as well as Ohio University’s Elizabeth Andersch Award. He is coauthor of Understanding Family Communication, coeditor with Carolyn Ellis of two influential edited volumes on interpretive ethnography-Composing Ethnography and Ethnographically Speaking-and coedits the “Writing Lives” book series. He has authored over 100 refereed articles, stories, and book chapters on personal relationships, personal narrative, autoethnography, qualitative methods, and the philosophy of communication. Bochner served as president of the National Communication Association in 2008, was elected an NCA Distinguished Scholar, and was honored with the career Legacy Award from the NCA Ethnography Division in 2014.