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Christopher John "Chris" Offutt (born August 24, 1958, Lexington, Kentucky) is an American writer.

The son of author Andrew J. Offutt, Chris Offutt grew up in a small former mining community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. He quit high school to join the army, but failed the physical. He subsequently attended Morehead State University and graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in art. He then hitchhiked around the country, holding more than 50 jobs, all part-time.

He later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1992, he published a short story collection, Kentucky Straight. His second book was the 1993 memoir The Same River Twice, and in 1997 he published his first novel, The Good Brother. In 1999, he published his second book of stories, Out of the Woods, followed in 2002 by No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home, about a six-month return home to Rowan County.

His work has received awards from the Lannan Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Whiting Foundation. Offutt was also named one of the twenty best young American fiction writers by Granta. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Men's Journal, Oxford American, and on National Public Radio. His work is widely translated, and taught in high schools and colleges. His stories are included in many anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, four appearances in New Stories of the South, and twice on Selected Shorts on NPR in New York City. He has also presented more than 100 public readings of his work in the USA and abroad. In 2005, Offutt made his comic book debut when he wrote "Another Man's Escape" for Michael Chabon Presents: The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist. A second comic is included in the anthology "Noir," from Dark Horse Comics.

Offutt has been a visiting faculty member at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Montana, the University of New Mexico, Grinnell College, Morehead State University, and Mercer University.

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Total Books: 24
My Father the Pornographer A Memoir
2017 - My Father the Pornographer a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781501112478
ISBN-10: 1501112473
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships

The Writer's Notebook Craft Essays from Tin House
2009 - The Writer's Notebook Craft Essays From Tin House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979419812
ISBN-10: 0979419816
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Michael Chabon PresentsThe Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Volume 3
2006 - Michael Chabon Presentsthe Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Volume 3 [Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Graphic Novels] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781593074920
ISBN-10: 1593074921
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Secret Society of Demolition Writers
No Heroes A Memoir of Coming Home
2003 - No Heroes a Memoir of Coming Home (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684865522
ISBN-10: 0684865521
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Same River Twice A Memoir
2003 - The Same River Twice a Memoir (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743229494
ISBN-10: 0743229495
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

No Heroes
2003 - No Heroes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780413772831
ISBN-10: 0413772837

No Heroes  A Memoir of Coming Home
2002 - No Heroes a Memoir of Coming Home (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780684865515
ISBN-10: 0684865513
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Sortis du bois
2002 - Sortis Du Bois (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070411443
ISBN-10: 2070411443

Le Fleuve et l'Enfant
2002 - Le Fleuve Et L'enfant (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070417889
ISBN-10: 2070417883

Kentucky Straight
2002 - Kentucky Straight (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070422166
ISBN-10: 207042216X

Out of the Woods Stories
2000 - Out of the Woods Stories (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780684853765
ISBN-10: 0684853760
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

1999 - Out of the Woods Stories (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780684825564
ISBN-10: 0684825562
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Good Brother
1998 - Good Brother (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436204807
ISBN-10: 0436204800

1997 - The Good Brother a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684809830
ISBN-10: 0684809834
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Same River Twice  A Memoir
1994 - The Same River Twice a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140232530
ISBN-10: 0140232532
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Kentucky Straight  Stories
1992 - Kentucky Straight Stories [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679738862
ISBN-10: 067973886X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.