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 Hobart, Passages North, Pigeonholes, wigleaf, and X-ray, is featured in Best Small Fictions, and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.
He has created television projects with AwesomenessTV/Viacom, the Chernin Group, Electric Entertainment, and Omnifilm, 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.
Since moving to the Finger Lakes region of New York, Chris has become an avid woodworker, a sometimes sugarmaker, and a casual fermenter of things. He can be found wandering the region's vineyards and apple orchards, and he dreams of someday opening a gluten-free farm brewery.
Christopher holds an MFA in 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 Writing Workshops Los Angeles, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, and the University of California Riverside.