Chris Daley

Discipline/Field: Fiction

Based in: Los Angeles

About: Chris Daley is the Director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles and she also teaches at the California Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York Graduate Center where she wrote her dissertation on Los Angeles literature and alternative religion.

As a California Writing Resident, Chris will be completing her novel-in-progress.

Project Title: An Astonishing Force for Betterment is a collection of linked stories that radiates the literary heart of twentieth century Los Angeles. It traces the history of an imaginary pulp novel featuring a cast of characters that includes lottery winners, used bookstore owners, UPS delivery men, homicidal mothers, Amazonian housewives, and Albert Einstein.

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