Christopher Buehlman

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Christopher Buehlman (born 1969 in Tampa, Florida) is a playwright, poet, novelist, and comedian from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Early life and education[edit]

He was adopted in 1969 by a family in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1994, he earned a bachelor's degree in French from Florida State University.[1]



Buehlman has several characters which he plays in taverns, clubs, and renaissance festivals across the United States. They include Christophe the Insultor, a verbal mercenary people may hire to insult their friends, and Churchyard O'Shea, Irish storyteller.[2]


His poetry has appeared in the Atlanta Review, and other literary and university publications. He was a finalist in the 2006 War Poetry Contest, and the 2008 Forward poetry prize list.[3]

His first full-length play, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, debuted at Jobsite Theater of Tampa in March 2012. He is the author of numerous short plays often performed out of doors. He has also written and performed a one-man show about Christopher Marlowe.

He is the author of several novels, which range in setting from 14th century France to 1930s American South to modern-day New York.





  • The Last Neanderthals: A Paleolithic Comedy
  • Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka
  • A Sodomite’s Christmas in Elizabethan London
  • Vulgar Sermons


  • "Bear Attacks"
  • "Wanton"
  • "Rapture"
  • "Love Song for the Geminid Meteors"


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  2. ^ Donahue, Deirdre (September 15, 2011). "New Voices: Novelist Christopher Buehlman". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  3. ^ Mark Brown (1 August 2008). "Emerging artists on shortlist for most valuable poetry prize". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "World Fantasy Convention". World Fantasy Award Ballot. World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ Nelson, Samantha (2011-09-14). "Christopher Buehlman: Those Across The River". The AV Club. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  6. ^ Dellamonica, Alyx (2011-09-06). "And there's a Creepy Town… Those Across the River". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  7. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  8. ^ "Those Across the River (review)". Booklist. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Harrell, Scott (October 20, 2011). "The "literary horror" of St. Pete's Christopher Buehlman". Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  10. ^ Walkuski, Eric (December 5, 2011). "Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod Williams looks for Those Across The River". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  11. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  12. ^ Dellamonica, Alyx (2012-10-19). "Anyone Up for Some War, Famine, and Plague? Between Two Fires". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  13. ^ "Fiction Book Review: The Necromancer's House by Christopher Buehlman". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  14. ^ "THE NECROMANCERS HOUSE by Christopher Buehlman Read by Todd Haberkorn: Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  15. ^ "The 2014 List". American Library Association. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  16. ^ Dellamonica, Alyx (2014-10-28). "The Lesser Dead is Christopher Buehlman's Greatest Yet". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  17. ^ "2015 Reading List announced: Year's best in genre fiction for adult readers". American Library Association. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  18. ^ Nelson, Samantha (2016-06-20). "Vampires drive sports cars in The Suicide Motor Club". The AV Club. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  19. ^ Harrell, Scott (May 21, 2016). "Christopher Buehlman's The Suicide Motor Club bares its fangs". Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  20. ^ Oliver, Brent (2016-06-21). "Suicide Motor Club, The (Book)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-08-03.

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