Despite his name, Austin was born and raised in Memphis TN. After graduating high school he decided to escape his birth town for the great Pacific Northwest. There he read lots of books, and enjoyed the rain before making it down to his namesake city for graduate school. One day he woke up and apparently had a job at SXSW. At first he thought it was fever dream brought on by the extreme heat of the summer but soon he realized that was not the case. Now he can be found typing at his computer.