Chris Belden

124 Mountain Rd.Ridgefield, CT 06877
Website: 
www.chrisbelden.com

Author's Bio

Chris Belden writes fiction, screenplays, plays & songs. He also teaches creative writing at Garner Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison, & is founder of the Ridgefield Writers Workshop.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Carry-on
(Rain Mountain Press,
2012)
Shriver
(Rain Mountain Press,
2013)
The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba: Stories
(New Rivers Press,
2014)
Prizes: 
Writing Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Fairfield/New Rivers Books Prize (Dani Shapiro, judge), Bechtel Prize (Susan Orlean, judge)

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Canton, OH
Raised in: 
Canton, OH

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
All That Is by James Salter, The Suicide Index by Joan Wickersham, We Live in Water by Jess Walter, 2666 by Roberto Bolano
Favorite Books:
Sound & the Fury, Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Madame Bovary, Anna Karenin, Atonement, Blood Meridian, Birds of America, Savage Detectives
Favorite Authors:
See above

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Listing last updated: October 28, 2013.

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