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Christopher X Ryan is an American-born author, ghostwriter, and book editor who splits his time between the far north of Scandinavia and the island of Martha’s Vineyard. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His stories, essays, and poems have been published in literary magazines, journals, and on various websites. His first novel (literary noir), THE NORTHLAND, is under representation by a reputable literary agency and is currently being shopped to various publishing houses.

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Christopher X Ryan grew up on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, in the United States. He attended the University of Maine, Orono, for his undergraduate degree and earned his master's degree in writing and poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He currently lives in Helsinki, Finland. To better understand his tastes in literature, check his Good Reads profile.

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“…our favorite, alas, which began, ‘My heliophobia support group met in an old schoolhouse whose main doors had been welded shut and painted blue.’”

The New Yorker

“Can’t you write something happy?”

Mom

“How dare you?”

God