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 most recent novel, “The Guest Room,” a story of a human trafficking, a marriage in crisis, and two remarkable women, was published earlier this year. (The paperback arrives October 25.)

His new novel, “The Sleepwalker,” arrives on January 10, 2017.

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 Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.  He was a weekly columnist in Vermont for theBurlington 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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Chris discusses The Sandcastle Girls with Kelly Gildea
Random House Audio.

Speaking Engagements

Date/Time Event
12:00 am
The Guest Room paperback goes on sale
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ticketed lunchtime event - Albany, New York
The Real Seafood Company, Albany NY
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation - Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Greenacres Country Club, Lawrence Township New Jersey
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Partners Village Store - Westport, Massachusetts
Macomber Community House, Westport MA
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bank Square Books - Mystic, Connecticut
Groton Senior Center, Groton Ct
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tri-Towns read The Guest Room - Duxbury, Massachusetts
Duxbury MA, Duxbury Massachusetts
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watermark Books & Cafe - Witchita, Kansas
Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita Kansas
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Texas Book Festival - Austin, Texas
Texas Book Festival, Austin Texas
Time to be advised
Centennial, Colorado
Centennial, Colorado, Centennial Colorado
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
January 10 - The Sleepwalker - On Sale
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