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

Little Known Facts
(Bloomsbury USA, 2013)
, Little Known Facts
(Bloomsbury USA, 2013)
, Paris, He Said
(Bloomsbury USA, 2015)
, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry (hardbound)
(University of Massachusetts Press, 2010)
, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry (paper)
(Bloomsbury USA, 2013)
, The Virginity of Famous Men
(Bloomsbury USA, 2016)
Best American Short Stories
(Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
, New Stories from the Midwest
(Indiana University Press, 2013)
, New Stories from the Midwest 2015
(New American Press, 2016)
, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012
(Random House, 2012)
580 Split, Catamaran Literary Reader, 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 Won: 
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

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Libertyville, IL
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Last updated: Aug 07, 2016