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A short piece at Narrative about an accidental family outing along the infamous Tail of the Dragon.


“The Bridge,” a short story of mine serialized at Five Chapters.


“Helping Haiti,” an article I wrote about a recent trip with a charitable group developing aid projects in rural Haiti.


“Margaret Lazarus Dean and Christopher Hebert: The Hot Literary Couple Next Door” at the Metro Pulse


My essay on political aversion and how it influenced the writing of The Boiling Season at The Millions.


Recent Interviews


  1. “Competing Interests: An Interview with Christopher Hebert,” by Michael Shilling at Fiction Writers Review

  2. Interview with T Hetzel on the Living Writers show on WCBN (podcast from 3/21/12).

  3. “The Weight of Blood and History” with Madison Smartt Bell at Chapter 16 about the inspiration and influence behind The Boiling Season

  4. Interview with Cari Gervin at the Metro Pulse

  5. Interview with Terry Shaw at the Knoxville News Sentinel

  6. Interview with Christian Feuerstein at The Independent.


See my discussion about art and ideology with artist and Ayn Rand book illustrator Nick Gaetano at Interview Magazine.


Check out my guest blog over at Lofty Ambitions on love and writing and living in squalor.


Chris & Margaret’s clickable kitchen!

CHRISTOPHER HEBERT is the author of the novel The Boiling Season (HarperCollins 2012), winner of the 2013 Friends of American Writers award. His second novel, set in Detroit, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2016. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as FiveChapters, Cimarron Review, Narrative, Interview, and the Millions. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is editor-at-large for the University of Michigan Press, where for more than ten years he’s published books about Detroit and its musical and cultural history. Currently he is Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee Libraries. He lives in Knoxville with his son and his wife, the writer Margaret Lazarus Dean.

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