Chris Belden is the author of two novels, Shriver (2015) and Carry-on (2012). A Little White Lie, the film version of Shriver starring Michael Shannon and Kate Hudson, was released in March. Chris's story collection The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba (2014) won the Fairfield/New Rivers Book Prize, and his stories have appeared in numerous literary journals. Chris has an MFA from Fairfield University and has taught writing at Fairfield U. as well as at such less traditional venues as senior centers, a veterans' shelter, and a maximum security prison. A collection of writings produced in Chris’s prison workshop, titled Closer to Freedom: Prose & Poetry from Maximum Security, will be published in October 2023. He is also cohost of the live-streamed reading series "FUMFA Poets & Writers Live."