Christine
Sneed

Fiction writer
Christine Sneed's story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, won the Associated Writers and Writing Programs' 2009 Grace Paley Prize in short fiction, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, first-fiction category, was named the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year and was chosen as the recipient of Ploughshares' 2011 first book prize, the Zacharis Award. Portraits was also long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and named one of the seven best books of the year by Time Out Chicago.

Sneed's stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, New England Review, Southern Review and a number of other journals. She lives in Evanston, Illinois and teaches for the MFA writing programs at Northwestern University and Pacific University.

“Little Known Facts” is juicy enough to appeal to our prurience but smart enough not to make us feel dirty afterward.

Curtis Sittenfeld
The New York Times Book Review on Little Known Facts

Sneed writes with the care of a fine stylist and the heart of a sympathetic reader.


Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry