Christine Maul Rice
Christine Maul Rice’s novel Swarm Theory was awarded an Independent Publisher Book Award and a National Indie Excellence Award, as well as earning an Honorable Mention in the Chicago Writers Association for Book of the Year awards. Swarm Theory also made PANK’s Best Books of 2016 and was included in Powell’s Books Midyear Roundup: The Best Books of 2016 So Far. She was included in New City's Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2019 and named One of 30 Writers to Watch by Chicago's Guild Complex. Christine's short stories have been published in MAKE Literary Magazine, BELT’s Rust Belt Anthology and The Literary Review, among others. Her essays, interviews, and long-form journalism have appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Big Smoke, The Millions, Chicago Tribune, Detroit’s Metro Times, among other publications. Christine has served as faculty at conferences including Northwestern University Summer Writers Conference, Interlochen Writers Retreat, and Shake Rag Alley Writers Retreat. Christine taught in Columbia College Chicago's Fiction Writing Department for over 20 years and is the founder of the arts and culture nonprofit Hypertext Magazine & Studio. She is also the editor of Hypertext Magazine (online & print).