WBEZ | Chris Adrian http://www.wbez.org/tags/chris-adrian Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The 6th Annual Spring Writers' Festival - A Reading by Chris Adrian http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/6th-annual-spring-writers-festival-reading-chris-adrian-107606 <p><p><strong>Chris Adrian</strong> (born 1970) is an American author. Adrian&#39;s writing styles in short stories vary greatly; from modernist realism to pronounced lyrical allegory. His novels both tend toward surrealism, having mostly realistic characters experience fantastic circumstances. He has written three novels: <em>Gob&#39;s Grief</em>, <em>The Children&#39;s Hospital</em>, and <em>The Great Night</em>. In 2008, he published <em>A Better Angel</em>, a collection of short stories. His short fiction has also appeared in <em>The Paris Review</em>, <em>Zoetrope</em>, <em>Ploughshares</em>, <em>McSweeney&#39;s</em>, The New Yorker, <em>The Best American Short Stories</em>, and <em>Story</em>. He was one of 11 fiction writers to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009.</p><div>Chris Adrian gave a reading as part of the Northwestern University English Department&#39;s 6th Annual Writers&#39; Festival.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/UNV-webstory_15.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Recorded live Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Hilton Orrington.</div></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/6th-annual-spring-writers-festival-reading-chris-adrian-107606