Dr. Christopher Linforth is the author of three story collections, The Distortions (Orison Books, 2022), winner of the 2020 Orison Books Fiction Prize, Directory (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2020), and When You Find Us We Will Be Gone (Lamar University Press, 2014). A graduate of Virginia Tech’s wonderful MFA program, Christopher has since worked with Denis Johnson, Rick Moody, and Andre Dubus III, among others. In the last few years, he has been awarded fellowships and scholarships to the Vermont Studio Center, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Hambidge Center, and other residencies and conferences.
Recently, Christopher has published essays in The Millions on Best American Short Stories, literary podcasts, and contributors’ notes, and other subjects in The Good Men Project, The Pinch, South Dakota Review, Sonder Magazine, Sierra Nevada Review, Whiskey Island, the University of East Anglia’s Hinterland, and in A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). His book reviews have appeared in World Literature Today, New Pages, Necessary Fiction, The Rumpus, Southern Review of Books, Rain Taxi, and other outlets.
Christopher’s stories have been published in around one hundred literary magazines. Recent fiction appears in the Notre Dame Review, Witness, The Arkansas International, Fiction International, Grain, Hotel Amerika, BULL, Rock & Sling, Day One, SAND, New World Writing, Popshot, Meridian, Prism International, The Dalhousie Review, Consequence, and Best Microfiction 2021. He won the 2019 Epiphany‘s Breakout 8 fiction prize.
Christopher is currently working on a novel set during the Yugoslavian Civil War.
He can be contacted at the following:
christopherlinforth [at] gmail [dot] com