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Chris Fink is the author of two short story collections, Farmer’s Almanac: A Work of Fiction (2013) and Add This to the List of Things That You Are (2019). He is a professor of English and Environmental Studies at Beloit College and editor-in-chief of the Beloit Fiction Journal. A journal editor for more than 20 years, Fink founded two national short story prizes, the John Steinbeck Award, and the Hamlin Garland Award. Recent stories of his have appeared in the Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review and Witness. He is also a regular contributor to Northern Public Radio, where he produces monthly radio essays about the intersection of the self and the natural world.


Fink received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and was a founding faculty member of the MFA program at San Jose State University. In the summer he teaches a course called Writing Wilderness in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, one of his favorite places in the world. He lives near Beloit, Wisconsin with his wife Breja and daughter Iris.

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