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Chris Belden

Author's Bio

Chris Belden writes fiction, screenplays, plays & songs. He also teaches creative writing at Garner Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison, & is founder of the Ridgefield Writers Workshop.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba: Stories (New Rivers Press, 2014), Shriver (Rain Mountain Press, 2013), Carry-on (Rain Mountain Press, 2012)
Prizes:
Writing Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Fairfield/New Rivers Books Prize (Dani Shapiro, judge), Bechtel Prize (Susan Orlean, judge)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
All That Is by James Salter, The Suicide Index by Joan Wickersham, We Live in Water by Jess Walter, 2666 by Roberto Bolano, Stoner by John Williams
Favorite Books:
Sound & the Fury, Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Madame Bovary, Anna Karenin, Atonement, Blood Meridian, Birds of America, Savage Detectives
Favorite Authors:
See above

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Listing last updated: October 28, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Canton, OH
Raised in:
Canton, OH

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