Chris Offutt

August 28, 2013

Chris Offutt grew up in Haldeman, Kentucky, a former mining town of 200 people in the Daniel Boone National Forest. He is the author of Kentucky Straight, Out of the Woods, The Same River Twice, No Heroes, and The Good Brother. Chris has published over 70 stories and essays, including appearances in the New York Times, Esquire, GQ, and National Public Radio.  He has received awards from the Mississippi Arts Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the NEA, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Granta Magazine included him in their list of the “Top 20 Young American Writers.”  He wrote screenplays for HBO’s “True Blood” and “Treme”, Showtime’s “Weeds,” and TV pilots for Fox, Lions Gate and CBS.  His TV work was nominated for an Emmy. He lives in rural Lafayette County and teaches at the University of Mississippi.

Work by Chris Offutt has been included in Issues 2.1, 8.1, 10, and 15.1

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