Christopher as an editor at Epiphany conducted an interview with Sameer Pandya to feature and spotlight Pandya’s story “M-O-T-H-E-R” from the Epiphany archives. That early story was included in Pandya’s book, The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella, the cover of which is the accompanying image here. Read the interview, and visit Sameer Pandya’s website to learn more about his work.
Christopher’s story “Astronauts” appears in the anthology The Writers Studio at 30, which is available for discounted pre-order. This anthology celebrates 30 years of The Writers Studio, featuring fiction and poetry by current and former students and teachers, as well as works by the advisory board and other distinguished writers who have helped build this prestigious independent literary community. The 500-page anthology includes work from nearly 100 authors.
Christopher’s story “The Appointment” appears in Timber Journal’s new issue Volume 7.1 on the theme of Ruination. If you’re in Denver, CO, join the reading and celebration on Saturday, April 29th 2017 at BookBar. At the event, Christopher’s story will be ready by the wonderful and lovely Manda Manning, co-creator of the travel journal Sisters That Stray. The Facebook invite is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858022981117051/
Christopher’s story “Giraffes, Queens” appears in Newtown Literary‘s Issue #9. The story is not available online at this time. The issue may be purchased at the Astoria Bookshop or from the journal’s website.
Christopher conducted an interview with Peter Ho Davies about his new multigenerational novel, THE FORTUNES, and the Chinese-American experience, Hollywood’s first Chinese-American film star Anna May Wong and her trip to China in protest of role casting discrimination, the injustice of the 1980s Vincent Chin case in Detroit, writing, research, travel to China, amalgams of fact and fiction, and many other fascinating topics.
Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World (winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize) and Equal Love (A New York Times Notable Book).
Praise for THE FORTUNES:
“Panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, The Fortunes might be the most honest, unflinching, cathartically biting novel I’ve read about the Chinese American experience. It asks the big questions about identity and history that every American needs to ask in the 21st century.”
—Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You
Christopher’s story “Messages from a Storm” appears in Quarterly West, as part of winning the 2016 Writers @ Work Fellowship Competition.
Christopher read new material at the Lyrics, Lit & Liquor reading series on September 1, 2015.
Excited to be reading alongside some of my favorite writers at the Lyrics, Lit & Liquor reading series hosted by Amanda Miller. I will be reading new material, a brief short story.
Join us at HiFi Bar in the East Village on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 PM.
Readings also by Joseph Salvatore, Scott Hess, Sebastian Briglia, Genevieve Betts, and Amanda Miller. Music by Adeline Hotel.
The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/682460408520421
Christopher’s story Astronauts appears in Steel Toe Review’s Issue #19 released May 14, 2014. The story is available to read online.
Christopher’s book review of Made to Break from author D. Foy, appears in American Book Review.
From the review: “Readers will wish they could grapple D. Foy in a game of Truth or Dare to hear about all of his inspirations and influences. Because that’s what the meat of this story is: a Truth or Dare game gone bad, in a remote cabin, in really bad weather with trees falling over.”