Chris Offutt

  • Chris Offutt

    Chris Offutt

    Chris Offutt grew up in Haldeman, Ky, an Appalachian community of 200, surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. He is the author of two collecitons of stories--Kentucky Straight and Out of the Woods, two memoirs--The Same River Twice and No Heroes, and one novel--The Good Brother. His new book, A Desk, A Rifle, and Eighteen Hundred Pounds of Porn, is forthcoming in 2015. He has published more than 80 short stories and essays, including appearances in The New York Times, Playboy, Esquire, GQ, Tin House, McSweeneys, and the Virgninia Quarterly Review. His work has been included in many textbooks and anthologies, inlcuding Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, The Vintage Book of American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. Mr. Offutt has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the NEA, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters To finance his son’s college education he wrote and produced screenplays for True Blood, Weeds, and Treme, and TV pilots for Fox, Lions Gate and CBS. He lives on 14 acres in rural Lafayette County, Mississippi.

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