Official Website of the Award-Winning Author of Little Known Facts

The Virginity of Famous Men

2017 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year
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Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men (Bloomsbury USA & UK).  Her work has been included in publications such as The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Zyzzyva, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and O Magazine.  

Her feature script The Female Gaze was one of 150 semifinalists, drawn from 7,831 entries, in AMPAS's 2020 Nicholl Fellowship competition.  She has placed other original scripts as semifinalists and quarterfinalists in the Austin Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Filmmatic, New York International Screenplay Awards, and Screencraft Comedy Feature competitions.  


She has received the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the Chicago Writers’ Association Book of the Year Award twice, the Society of Midland Authors’ Award, an O. Henry Prize, and Ploughshares’ Zacharis Award. She has also been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Chicago Review Fiction Award. She lives in southern California with her partner Adam Tinkham and teaches for the graduate creative writing programs at Northwestern University and Regis University. 

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previous books

Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry

Little Known Facts

Paris, He Said


"Impressive. . . hypnotic. . . hard to put down. . . . Little Known Facts is juicy enough to appeal to our prurience but smart enough not to make us feel dirty afterward.... Sneed is such a gifted writer... Her depiction of both proximity to celebrity and celebrity itself had me totally convinced." 


New York Times Book Review (cover)

Review of Little Known Facts

February 2013

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