Christopher R. Howard

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Christopher R. Howard is an American novelist. He was a finalist for the 2008 National Magazine Award for fiction for his short story "How to Make Millions in the Oil Market" (McSweeneys).[1] Howard's novella Darkstar, about a homeless Irish teenager who’s haunted by a diabolical voice and seeks to reunite with a soulmate he hasn’t seen since boyhood, as a cosmic event threatens to extinguish life on Earth, was selected by Amazon.com as one of the launch titles in its Kindle Singles program.[2] His first book, Tea of Ulaanbaatar, about a Peace Corps mission to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and a powerful "blood tea" known as tsus, was published in May 2011 by Seven Stories Press.[3][4] It was named the best Small Press Wonder of 2011 by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.[5] His second book, Prince of the World, is to be published January 2013 by Seven Stories Press. [6]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 National Magazine Award (finalist)
  • 2011 Small Press Wonder, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/20/national-magazine-award-f_n_92380.html [1]
  2. ^ http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2011/01/26/amazon-kindle-singles-now-available-in-the-kindel-store/ [2]
  3. ^ Library Journal, March 15, 2011
  4. ^ Peoria Journal-Star, March 22, 2011
  5. ^ "Oriana's favorite books of 2011"
  6. ^ Prince of the World on US publisher's site

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