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Christine Sneed

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Christine Sneed's fourth book, the short story collection The Virginity of Famous Men, will be published in 9/2016. Her third book, the novel Paris, He Said, was published in 5/2015 by Bloomsbury USA, and it is set in contemporary Paris and New York. The main character, Jayne Marks, is an artist who moves to Paris to live with a French gallery owner who is worldly, generous, and unfaithful.

Her first book, a story collection titled Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, won AWP's 2009 Grace Paley Prize; Ploughshares' award for a first book, the John C. Zacharis Prize; the Chicago Writers Association book of the year (for traditionally published fiction); was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (first-fiction category), a
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Paris, He Said

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“You’re recovering from a war, I had said one night. You’re not yourself and won’t be yourself again for a little while longer. The war was being fought internally, of course,”
Christine Sneed, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry

“It was a temporary state of grace, this upwelling of suspense and happiness, but I knew that every feeling I'd ever had was and would be temporary.”
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“This can be lonely work, but it connects you to other people in ways that many of the things we could do with our lives do not.”
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