The Hour of the Witch— It’s 1662 Boston, a world where Satan is as real as your next-door neighbor. A young Puritan woman — faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul — plots her escape from a violent marriage. Can she divorce her husband and avoid being hanged as a witch? Dive into Bohjalian’s most propulsive historical thriller in years.
The Flight Attendant — a #1 national bestseller in paperback in 2020 and a New York Times bestseller in hardcover in 2018 — is now a critically-acclaimed eight hour TV series on HBO Max. The spectacularly talented and utterly perfect Kaley Cuoco stars as beleaguered flight attendant Cassie Bowden. Other stars include Zosia Mamet, Rosie Perez, Merle Dandrige, Michiel Huisman, and T.R. Knight. Cassie is among my favorites of all my heroines. Yes, she’s a mess, but I always felt her childhood pain and childhood scars when I was writing the novel. So, fasten your seatbelts and tune in.
"Terrific...[An] elegant noose of a plot...Bohjalian is a pleasure to read. He writes muscular, clear, propulsive sentences...As suspenseful as it is, The Red Lotus is also unexpectedly moving - about friendship, about the connections between people and, most of all, about the love of parents for children an of children for parents. Bohjalian is a writer with a big heart and deep compassion for his characters."
- The New York Times
Already in development for a limited TV series from the teams that gave us Pose, Vikings, and A Discovery of Witches.
Midwives, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the novel where so many readers first discovered Chris’s work, had its world premiere in 2020 at the George Street Playhouse. His acclaimed one act play from 2018, Grounded, is now a full-length drama with only three actors and only two sets — and no intermission. It’s now called Wingspan. It’s perfect for theaters as they re-open with new socially distant protocols and tighter budgets. Want to learn more about either play? Visit the page for each on this web site under PLAYS.
Chris Bohjalian is the third most talented artist in a family of three. His lovely bride is a photographer and their daughter is an actor. He is also an avid bicyclist in the summer and gym rat in the winter. These days, he has taken a page from William Saroyan – seen in this photo behind Chris – and has been writing for the stage and screen, as well as novels. Learn more about his work on the Bio page here. (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo.)