Mr. Christopher Barzak

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Mr. Christopher Michael Barzak


English & World Languages

DeBartolo Hall 245

phone: (330) 941-2327


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. His second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula Award and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. His third novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, received the Stonewall Honor from the American Library Association and most recently was selected for inclusion on the Human Rights Campaign’s list of books for libraries in LGBTQ welcoming schools. He is also the author of three short story collections: Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies, which won Best Collection in the 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards, and Monstrous Alterations. His most recent novel, The Gone Away Place, received the inaugural Whippoorwill Award, and was selected for the Choose to Read Ohio program by the State Library of Ohio, the Ohioana Library Association, and the Ohio Center for the Book.

Research Interests

Revisionist and adaptive writing, writing about place, fabulist literature, mythology, and folklore.

Teaching Interests

Creative writing, fiction writing, poetry writing, creative nonfiction, speculative fiction, magical realism, fantasy, surrealism, the fairy tale, gothic fiction, nature and environmental writing.