Christine Sneed

Christine Sneed

Christine Sneed's fourth book, the short story collection The Virginity of Famous Men, will be published in 9/2016. Her third book, the novel Paris, He Said, was published in 5/2015 by Bloomsbury USA, and it is set in contemporary Paris and New York. The main character, Jayne Marks, is an artist who moves to Paris to live with a French gallery owner who is worldly, generous, and unfaithful.Her first book, a story collection titled Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, won AWP's 2009 Grace Paley Prize; Ploughshares' award for a first book, the John C. Zacharis Prize; the Chicago Writers Association book of the year (for traditionally published fiction); was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (first-fiction category), and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her second book, a novel titled Little Known Facts, was published in February 2013 by Bloomsbury USA and received a cover review in the New York Times Book Review, February 24, 2013 print edition. It centers on a successful Hollywood actor and the effects of his fame on the people to whom he's closest. It was named a Booklist top-ten debut novel of 2013 and won the Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Adult Fiction. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories 2008, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012, New England Review, Southern Review, Ploughshares, American Literary Review, Meridian, Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, Third Coast, Barrelhouse, TriQuarterly Online, South Dakota Review, Greensboro Review, StorySouth, and a number of other journals. She lives in Evanston, IL and teaches for DePaul University and Northwestern University. She attended Georgetown University for an undergraduate degree in French language and literature and Indiana University for a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.
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