Christine Sneed's first book, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, won AWP's 2009 Grace Paley Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, first-fiction category. Portraits was awarded Ploughshares' John C. Zacharis prize for a first book, the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award (for traditionally published fiction), and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
Her second book, a novel titled Little Known Facts, was published by Bloomsbury USA in early 2013.
Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories of the Midwest, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, and a number of other journals. She has also been awarded a poetry fellowship by the Illinois Arts Council. She lives in Evanston, Ill., and also teaches for Northwestern University's graduate writing program.