Christine Sneed

Christine Sneed's Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry won the 2009 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist for first fiction. Portraits received Ploughshares' 2011 John C. Zacharis Prize for a first book and was the Chicago Writers Association's book of the year in traditionally published fiction. Her novel Little Known Facts (Bloomsbury) was named Chicago Magazine's Best New Book by a Local Author and one of Booklist's Top Ten Debut Novels of 2013. Her fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, Southern Review, New England Review, and Glimmer Train. She recently won the Chicago Public Library Foundation's 21st Century Award, honoring significant recent achievement by a Chicago-area writer. Sneed is visiting writer for the Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Writing this semester and also teaches for Northwestern University's graduate writing program. She resides in Evanston. www.christinesneed.com