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Christopher Bram

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-3736
1 Wash Pl, Room 616

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 The New York Times Book Review, Out, Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest. Bram’s book of essays, Mapping the Territory, and his books Surprising 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). He is the recipient of a 2018-2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Teaching and Research Interests

fiction; nonfiction; writing about movies

Recent News

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.

Christopher Bram