Bio

Christopher DeWan is author of HOOPTY TIME MACHINES: fairy tales for grown ups, a collection of domestic fabulism from Atticus Books. He has published more than fifty stories in journals including Bodega, Gravel, Hobart, Passages North, and wigleaf. His work is featured in The Best Small Fictions 2017, edited by Amy Hempel, and he has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.

He is developing a television show with AwesomenessTV, has had TV projects with the Chernin Group and Electric Entertainment, and has collaborated on video game properties for Bad Robot, Paramount, Universal, and the Walt Disney Company. His screenwriting has been recognized by CineStory, the International Screenwriters' Association, Final Draft, the PAGE Awards, and Sundance. He is repped by Ensemble Entertainment.

He has also worked as a developmental editor or ghostwriter on numerous book projects and spent years as a dramaturg in new play development, working in the literary departments of theaters including the McCarter, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Playhouse Theatre in London.

Christopher holds an MFA in creative writing from the California Institute of the Arts and a degree in philosophy and theater from Cornell University. He has been a consultant for the literary magazine Electric Literature, a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, a visiting artist at the Music Center of Los Angeles, and a member of the faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of California Riverside.