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Special Project
From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Ryan O'Connell

Nominated in Author

About Ryan O'Connell

Based in Los Angeles, Ryan O’Connell has been published on Thought Catalog, Vice, and The New York Times. His first book I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves tells the tales of his life and the life of other young people in a world with overeducation and underemployment. As an out gay man with cerebral palsy, he has a unique story, which has been optioned by Warner Bros TV for a half-hour comedy. He is “trying to change the world one tweet at a time," when he’s not writing jokes for TV or off dreaming about past lives and hopeful futures.

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