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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christine Sneed  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1971 in Green Bay, Wisconsin


Illinois Connection

Sneed divides her time between Evanston and Champaign, Illinois; she teaches for the MFA program at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and the graduate writing program at Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Christine Sneed grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Libertyville, Illinois. She graduated from Georgetown University, and went on to Indiana University, graduating with an MFA. She earned a Master's of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Indiana University - Bloomington and a Bachelor of Science degree in French language and literature from Georgetown University.Sneed has published many poems in North American literary journals, was awarded an Illinois Arts Council fellowship in poetry in 2003 and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations. Her short stories have appeared in ''PEN/O''. ''Henry Prize Stories'', ''Best American Short Stories'', ''New England Review'', ''Glimmer Train'', ''Ploughshares'', ''The Southern Review'', ''Meridian'', ''Pleiades'', ''Notre Dame Review'', ''New Ohio Review'', ''Massachusetts Review'', ''River Styx'', and a number of other journals.Sneed was interviewed by Dan Klefstad, Morning Edition Host & Book Series Editor of Northern Public Radio (WNIU/WNIJ/NIRIS) for the [ #WNIJReadWithME] Winter Book Series. To access the December 21, 2015 interview, [ click here].

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