Author Profile:   Christine Schutt is an American novelist and short story writer.

Name: Christine Schutt


1996 - Nightwork

2003 – Florida

2008 – All Souls

2012 – Prosperous Friends

2018 – Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories

Background: Christine Schutt was born on 3rdMay 1948 in a small town, halfway between Milwaukee and Madison. She is 72 years old. She completed her BA and MA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her MFA from Columbia Universtiy. She works for NOON (the literary annual published by Diane Williams) as a senior editor.

Christine Schutt resides has two sons, Will and Nick and resides in New York City. Will Schutt is the author of Westerly and has been recipient of the Yale Prize for Younger Poets in 2012.

From 1984 to 2014, Christine has taught creative writing and English at The Nightingale-Bamford School, where she served as faculty adviser for Philomel, the school literary magazine. She has taught and still continues teaching graduate and undergraduate writing at Columbia University, Barnard College, Hollins University, Bennington College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Sarah Lawrence College, Syracuse University and UC Irvine. In the years 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017, Christine has taught at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference.

Genre: Christine Schutt is well known for the fierce insight she has into class, money, marriage and desire. She is also known for her gorgeous prose. She is indeed an innovative stylist which a reader would want to repeatedly read.

Literary Contributions: Christine Schutt has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. She has been awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada.

Christine Schutt has won the O.Henry Award and Pushcart Prize twice and has received fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation. Grove Press (US) published Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories in March 2018 and And Other Stories (UK) in May 2018.

Unique Stylistic Features: Christine Schutt’s novel Florida, was finalist for the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction. All Souls, her second novel was published in spring of 2008 by Harcourt. All Souls was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Prosperous Friends her most recent novel was published in November 2012 by Grove Press.

Christine Schutt has authored three collections of short stories, Pure Hollywood, Nightwork and A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer. Her short story collection, Nightwork was selected as the best book of 1996 by poet John Ashbery for The Times Literary Supplement.