About Chris Bohjalian

Lincoln, Vermont’s Chris Bohjalian is the author of 19 books, most of which were New York Times bestsellers.  His work has been translated into over 30 languages and three times become movies.

Writers-Digest-CoverHis new novel, “The Sleepwalker” — a book that Publishers Weekly called “a stylish fusion of mystery and domestic thriller” — is now on sale.

His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, and Salon.

His awards include the ANCA Freedom Award for his work educating Americans about the Armenian Genocide; the ANCA Arts and Letters Award for The Sandcastle Girls, as well as the Saint Mesrob Mashdots Medal; the New England Society Book Award for The Night Strangers; the New England Book Award; Russia’s Soglasie (Concord) Award for The Sandcastle Girls; a Boston Public Library Literary Light; a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Trans-Sister Radio; and the Anahid Literary Award. His novel, Midwives,was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah’s Book Club, and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick. He is a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He has written for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, and The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.  He was a weekly columnist in Vermont for The Burlington Free Press from 1992 through 2015.

Chris graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College, and lives in Vermont with his wife, the photographer Victoria Blewer. Their daughter, Grace Experience, is a young actor in New York City. Among the audiobooks she has narrated are Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands and The Guest Room.

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Speaking Engagements

Date/Time Event
01/17/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sleepwalker Comes to Nashville, Tennessee
Parnassus Books, Nashville TN
01/18/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalker Strolls into St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Missouri
01/19/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalker Comes to Westerville, Ohio
Westerville Public Library, Westerville Ohio
01/20/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalker Walks into Dayton, Ohio
Books & Company, Dayton Ohio
01/21/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Sleepwalker Arrives in Atlanta, Georgia
Fox Tale Bookshoppe, Woodstock Georgia
01/23/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalker Comes to Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
01/24/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sleepwalker Strolls into Manhattan
Barnes & Noble, New York NY
01/25/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalk Arrives in Warwick, Rhode Island
Barnes & Noble, Warwick Rhode Island
01/26/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalker Arrives in Manchester, Vermont
The Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center Vermont
02/15/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Sleepwalker Comes to Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Texas
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