Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award–winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including as Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He is also the author of the Printz Honor Book Freewill, Gold Dust, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer—all ALA Best Books for Young Adults—as well Extreme Elvin, Whitechurch, and All the Old Haunts. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Look for humor, find life.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. A modest little house on a modest, remote little beach (New England coast, thank you), where I could hear pounding surf most of the time..

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Monstrously unfair question. Answer would change daily. Right now: Jessica by the Allman Brothers; One Week by Barenaked Ladies; No Surrender by Bruce Springsteen; Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez; Promised Land by Chuck Berry

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The artist Damien Hirst, who qualifies by managing to be both artistically nonexistent and vile at the same time.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd love to run a publication like The Onion.

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