Chris Adrian


Born
in Washington D.C., The United States
November 07, 1970

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Chris Adrian was born in Washington D.C. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he attended Harvard Divinity School, and is currently a pediatric fellow at UCSF. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009. In 2010, he was chosen as one of the 20 best writers under 40 by The New Yorker.

Average rating: 3.58 · 10,440 ratings · 1,828 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Children's Hospital

3.58 avg rating — 2,810 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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The Great Night

3.18 avg rating — 1,324 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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A Better Angel

3.85 avg rating — 706 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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Gob's Grief

3.74 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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The New World

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A Tiny Feast

4.19 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2009
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Tin House: Evil (Volume 8 n...

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Mechanics' Institute Review 8

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McSweeney's Fall 2004

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“It takes four angels to oversee an apocalypse: a recorder to make the book that would be scripture in the new world; a preserver to comfort and save those selected to be the first generation; an accuser to remind them why they suffer; and a destroyer to revoke the promise of survival and redemption, and to teach them the awful truth about furious sheltering grace.”
Chris Adrian, The Children's Hospital

“If there’s a magic pony in the story, chances are I’ll read it.”
Chris Adrian

“If I showed you what was in my heart," she said, "it would burn you to a cinder.

"I've tried to burn you similarly," it said, "but you never even noticed when I opened my chest.”
Chris Adrian, The Great Night

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