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Chris Adrian

USA flag (b.1970)

Adrian's writing styles in short stories vary a great deal, from modernist realism to pronounced lyrical allegory. His novels both tend toward surrealism, having mostly realistic characters experience fantastic circumstances. He has written two novels: Gob's Grief and The Children's Hospital. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, McSweeney's, The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and Story.

Genres: Fantasy
   Gob's Grief (2001)
   The Children's Hospital (2006)
   The Great Night (2011)
   The New World (2014) (with Eli Horowitz)
Chris Adrian recommends
The Convalescent (2009)
Jessica Anthony
"Jessica Anthony has given a voice - wry, sad, and arresting - to the wounded little homunculus that lives, largely ignored, in all of us, a creature that wrestles with a guilt and grief that is as historical as it is personal. The Convalescent is a melancholy delight."

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