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Official Website of the Award-Winning Author of 
Little Known Facts and The Virginity of Famous Men

Please Be Advised:
A Novel in Memos

Direct Sunlight: Stories

    Love in the Time of Time's Up:
Short Fiction Edited 
by Christine Sneed

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Available at, your favorite independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble, & Amazon
Direct Sunlight: Stories
Publication date: June 15, 2023
TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press

Upcoming Events:

1. On June 15, 6 PM CT, Christine will be reading from Direct Sunlight: Stories at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, IL.

2. On June 16, 7 PM CT, Christine and her editor at Northwestern University Press, Marisa Siegel, will read from Direct Sunlight and Marisa's poetry collection Fixed Stars at the Book Cellar in Chicago.

3. On July 7, 7 PM CT, Christine and Elizabeth McKenzie will be reading from their new books, Direct Sunlight and The Dog of the North, in a virtual event hosted by Women & Children First. 


Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Please Be Advised: A Novel in Memos, Little Known Facts, and Paris, He Said, and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men (Bloomsbury USA & UK). She is also the editor of the short fiction anthology, Love in the Time of Time's Up (Tortoise Books). Her seventh book, Direct Sunlight, a short story collection, will be published in June 2023 (Northwestern University Press).


Her work has been included in 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, O Magazine, and many other publications.

Her feature script The Female Gaze was a semifinalist in AMPAS's 2020 Nicholl Fellowship competition. She has written a number other high-placing scripts in the Austin Film Festival, CineStory Feature and TV Pilot competitions, the PAGE Awards, 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 of Books' Fiction Award. She lives in Pasadena, CA 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

The Virginity of Famous Men

My Books

"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

Forthcoming Book - 6.15.23
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