Christine Sneed is a graduate of the MFA creative writing program at Indiana University and has published stories in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Pleiades, Glimmer Train, Massachusetts Review, Meridian, Other Voices, Greensboro Review, River Styx, Phoebe, South Dakota Review, and many other journals.
Along with two works of fiction, the novel Little Known Facts (recently named one of Booklist's top ten debut novels of 2013 and best new book by a local author by Chicago Magazine) and the story collection Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, her stories have recently appeared in New Stories from the Midwest: "Twelve + Twelve"; Pleiades, "A Woman on a Corner"; The Southern Review, "Flattering Light"; Notre Dame Review, "The Goddess Complex"; TriQuarterly Online, "The River"; The Literary Review, "Roger Weber Would Like to Stay"; Barrelhouse, "Ladylike"; Massachusetts Review, "Litany: Four Men"; and American Literary Review, "The Driver."
She has received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in poetry, is the recipient of the 2013 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, has been nominated for a number of Pushcart Prizes and has received special mentions in the Pushcart anthology for the stories "Quality fo Life" and "Beach Vacation." Along with being named a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times book prize in the first-fiction category, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry was awarded Ploughshares' John C. Zacharis prize for a first book, and was chosen as Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association for traditionally published fiction. Portraits was also longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story prize. She lives in Evanston, IL and teaches creative writing for Northwestern University's graduate writing program and for Pacific University's low-residency MFA program.