Christopher Barzak, Kinsman, Ohio
July 21, 1975 |
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, teacher|
|Genre||Fiction, young-adult fiction, fantasy, general literature|
Christopher Barzak is an American author. He has published many short stories, beginning with "A Mad Tea Party" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet in 1999. In 2007 he published his debut novel, One for Sorrow (novel), which has won the 2008 Crawford Award, and was a nominee for the 2008 Great Lakes Book Award as well as the Logo Channel's NewNowNext Award. His second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a 2008 James Tiptree Jr. Award Finalist and a 2009 Nebula Award nominee for Best Novel. His first full length short story collection, Before and Afterlives, was the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-Author Collection in 2013.
Barzak has worked as a teacher of English outside of Tokyo, in both primary and middle schools. His experiences over two years abroad in Japan led him to write his second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing.
Recently his first novel, One for Sorrow, was made into the feature film "Jamie Marks is Dead" by the director, Carter Smith, for Verisimilitude Films, starring Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, and Morgan Saylor. The film debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. It will be distributed by Gravitas Ventures in the United States with a release date set for August 29, 2014.
His third novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, will be published in 2015 by Knopf.
- One for Sorrow. New York: Bantam, 2007.
- The Love We Share Without Knowing. New York: Bantam, 2008.
- Wonders of the Invisible World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf Books, 2015.
Short story collections
- Birds and Birthdays. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2012.
- Before and Afterlives. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2013.
- Sherman, Delia; Barzak, Christoper, eds. (2009). Interfictions 2 : an anthology of interstitial fiction. Small Beer Press.
- Interfictions Online (with Meghan McCarron and Sofia Samatar). Interstitial Arts Foundation, 2013 to present.
- Christopher Barzak's Blog
- Interview at Locus Online
- Christopher Barzak at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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