Episode 3: Christine Sneed

iTunesFail Safe host Rachel Yoder talks with author CHRISTINE SNEED about writing for a living, short stories versus novel writing, & coping with social media. Taped at the Iowa Writers’ House in Iowa City.

Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, as well as the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry and the forthcoming The Virginity of Famous Men. She has been published in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, and a number of other periodicals.

Her books have received AWP’s Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, Ploughshares’ Zacharis Prize, the Society of Midland Authors Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and Book of the Year from the Chicago Writers Association. Sneed lives in Evanston, IL and teaches creative writing for the MFA program at Northwestern University and is also on the fiction faculty of the Regis University low-residency MFA program.