Professional Bio

Christine Sneed is the author of four works of fiction: The Virginity of Famous Men, Paris He Said, Little Known Facts, and Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry.  She has published short stories and essays in various anthologies and periodicals including The Best American Short StoriesO. Henry Prize StoriesBest New Stories from the Midwest, Ploughshares, Southern Review, New York Times, New England Review, San Francisco Chronicle, O Magazine, and Chicago Tribune.  She has received the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, Ploughshares’ Zacharis Award for a first book, the Society of Midland Authors' Prize for best adult fiction, the Chicago Public Library Foundation's 21st Century Award, Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, and she was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  She lives in Evanston, IL.  More information can be found on her website,