Chris Bachelder

Chris Bachelder


Professor, Director of Creative Writing

Professional Summary

Chris Bachelder is the author of four novels, including The Throwback Special, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Paris Review's Terry Southern Prize. Dayswork, a novel written collaboratively with Jennifer Habel, was published in 2023. Bachelder has taught fiction writing at UC since 2011.


Published Books

Bear v. Shark . Scribner, 2001

U.S.! . Bloomsbury, 2006

Abbott Awaits . LSU, 2011

The Throwback Special . Norton, 2016

Dayswork (with Jennifer Habel) . Norton, 2023

Contact Information

A&S 101C
Phone: 556-3207