Hiram College

Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel, “One for Sorrow,” which has been made into the Sundance feature film “Jamie Marks is Dead” (released in major cities and on video-on-demand platforms August 29, 2014).

His second novel, “The Love We Share Without Knowing,” was a finalist for the Nebula Award and the James Tiptree Jr. Award.

He is also the author of two collections: “Birds and Birthdays,” a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and “Before and Afterlives,” a collection of supernatural fantasies, which won Best Collection in the 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards.

Christopher grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan and has taught English outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years.

His next novel, “Wonders of the Invisible World,” will be published by Knopf in 2015. Currently he teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio M.F.A. program at Youngstown State University.