Chris Adrian

Visiting Professor

Fall 2017

Chris Adrian is the author of the novels Gob's Grief, The Children's Hospital, and The Great Night, and the story collection, A Better Angel. He is co-author of the novel, The New World, with Eli Horowitz. His work has been featured in publications such as The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Granta, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories, and McSweeney's. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, and inclusion in The New Yorker's 2010 "20 under 40" Fiction Issue.

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, he earned an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and studied theology at Harvard Divinity School. A practicing physician, he is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center.

Photo by Gus Elliott
Research areas
  • Fiction
Portrait of Chris Adrian