M.F.A., University of Alabama; B.A., University of Wisconsin
Christopher Chambers was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and has since lived in North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana. After receiving a degree in English at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls, he worked as a carpenter, a bartender, a dockworker, and a lifeguard. He has taught martial arts in Minneapolis, high school in south Florida, and writing in Alabama. He received an MFA degree from the University of Alabama, where he was editor of the Black Warrior Review. He has written for television and film, and has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews in The Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, Carolina Quarterly, Indiana Review, Exquisite Corpse, CopperNickel, Louisiana Literature, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, Georgetown Review, Notre Dame Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Lit, BOMB Magazine, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. His work has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and has been anthologized in French Quarter Fiction, Knoxville Bound, Maple Street Rag, and Best American Mystery Stories 2003. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for creative writing in 2008. He is editor of New Orleans Review.