Christopher Brookhouse is a writer and editor living in Asheville, North Carolina and Sanibel, Florida. He holds degrees from Stanford and Harvard University and taught at Harvard and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is the founding editor of the Hitchcock Annual and has written and published a number of novels, a short story collection, and two poetry collections. He is the winner of the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Hampshire biannual fiction award, and is a National Book Award nominee. Brookhouse has lived in California, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Florida and is the editor at Safe Harbor Books.



Selected Praise for Christopher Brookhouse


Finn is the real thing— a southern Gothic tale in which the narrator must solve the mystery of his own nature in order to escape the web of violence in which he is caught. Start it when you have time to finish because you won’t want to put it down.”  — Terry Roberts

“In prose that is as rich and languorous as the summer that serves as the novel’s backdrop, Christopher Brookhouse brings readers a novel that is perfectly crafted, expertly paced, and, most importantly, very, very good.”  — Wiley Cash

“A layered work, mottled and shifting like visions through antique glass, shadowed by ever lurking violence, as if written by a Southern-born Jim Harrison. A novel to be savored more than once, written with the same languorous, rumbling passion of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's film The Long Hot Summer.” — Kirkus Reviews

Loving Ryan

“What makes [these stories] unusual is how erotically charged they are, although the central male character always holds back. Somehow that increases the charge. I don't believe I've ever read anything quite like them. Bravo!” — Joan Joffee Hall

“Reading these stories was a most gratifying experience.”  — Jerry Leath Mills

Dear Otto

“Brookhouse's previous novels have been critical, though not commercial, successes. The same may hold true for this one, which may alienate some readers for its spareness but which nonetheless brings to life the complex nature of modern relationships….Brookhouse writes in short, brisk sentences to convey the disjointedness of his characters' lives. Despite the novel's brevity, it doesn't feel skimpy as the author delivers a set of finely drawn portraits, set uneasily in motion.”                      — Publishers Weekly

“Brookhouse highlights the interplay between reality, fiction, and creativity while ostensibly telling the story of three writers at a summer workshop hidden away in Amish, Ohio. The author, who won the prestigious Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his early novel, Running Out, has concocted a curiously amoral book in which the characters struggle or decline to take responsibility for their lives and choices….[T]here is a quirky elegance in the understated prose, which keeps the reader turning the pages.” — Library Journal