Chris Belden is the author of two novels, Shriver (2015) and Carry-on (2012). A film version of Shriver, starring Michael Shannon and Kate Hudson, will be released in 2022. His 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, soup kitchens, and a maximum security prison. He is also cohost of the live-streamed reading series "FUMFA Poets & Writers Live."