B.A. English, The College of William and Mary, 1974
A novelist and critic, Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into the movie starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. He has written nonfiction for a broad range of publications, including Out, the Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest. Bram’s book of essays, Mapping the Territory, and his books Surprisingly Myself, Hold Tight, In Memory of Angel Clare, and Gossip were reissued by Open Road Books in 2013. His areas of expertise include fiction, movies, biography, and literary history. He was a 2001 Guggenheim fellow and winner of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. His recent books include Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America (Twelve, 2012) and The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction and Nonfiction (Graywolf, 2016).
Teaching and Research Interests
fiction; nonfiction; writing about movies
Chris Bram published “The Zen of Tolstoy” in Commonweal Magazine in March 2016. The work was adapted from a chapter in Bram's The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction & Nonfiction, which was released by Graywolf Press in 2016.