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Christine Sneed

Author's Bio

I have a bachelor's degree in French language and literature from Georgetown University and a creative writing MFA from Indiana University. I teach for Northwestern University's graduate writing program and for the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. My books are Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry (Univ. of Mass. Press 2010, Bloomsbury 2013), winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction 2009; and Little Known Facts (Bloomsbury 2013). Stories have been published in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Southern Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, New England Review, Southern Review, The Literary Review, and a number of other journals. I live in Evanston, IL.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Little Known Facts (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry (paper) (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry (hardbound) (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010)
Anthologies:
New Stories from the Midwest (Indiana University Press, 2013), PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012 (Random House, 2012), Best American Short Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
Journals:
580 Split, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, Laurel Review, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, new ohio review, Northwest Review, Other Voices, Phoebe, River City Review, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Third Coast
Prizes:
Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction; Chicago Writer's Association Book of the Year Award; Ploughshares John C. Zacharis Award PEN/O. Henry Prize; Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, First-fiction category; Long-listed for the International Frank O'Connor Short Story Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Paris Was Ours by Editor Penelope Rowland , Paris, Paris by David Downie, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Favorite Books:
Runaway, Alice Munro; The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen; Atonement, Ian McEwan; Twilight of the Superheroes, Deborah Eisenberg; Olive Kitteredge, Elizabeth Strout; Rabbit at Rest, John Updike
Favorite Authors:
John Updike, Jim Harrison, Steve Almond, Deborah Eisenberg, Elizabeth Strout, Alice Munro, Penelope Fitzgerald, Jonathan Franzen

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Listing last updated: March 11, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
Berlin, WI
Raised in:
Libertyville, IL
Agent:
Lisa Bankoff

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