Chris Bachelder (born 1971) is an American writer, e-book pioneer and frequent contributor to the publications McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and The Believer.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he grew up in Christiansburg, Virginia. He attended Virginia Tech (BA, 1992) and the University of Florida at Gainesville (MFA, 2002).
Bachelder has taught fiction writing and literature courses at Colorado College (Assistant Professor), North Carolina Governor's School West and New Mexico State University (Visiting Professor). He currently teaches fiction workshops at the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with Sabina Murray, Noy Holland and Anthony Giardina.
Bachelder's e-book, Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography, was McSweeney's first career-development e-book. By 2004, more than 45,000 people had downloaded the novel.
- Bear v. Shark (Scribner, 2002)
- Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography
- U.S.! (Bloomsbury USA, 2006).
- Abbott Awaits (Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2011)