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An author of short stories and novels, Hiltner was born in a small town of immigrants and factories, surrounded by farmland. He lived and worked as an international manager in the United States, Mexico, Hungary, and Germany, among other places, living 7 expatriate years in Europe. He lives in the U.S. and Europe, having collected stories along the way. He holds a degree in English Literature from The Ohio State University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.




published by Kniemst Press December 23, 2021


THE HITCHHIKER and Other True Stories

published by Kniemst Press January 13, 2022


SURRENDER and other stories

published by Kniemst Press March 2, 2022


SURRENDER STORIES' "The Writer" was shortlisted for Budapest's Panel Magazine's 2020 Ruritania Prize