Cris Mazza, MA; MFA
Professor and Director of Program for Writers
Building & Room:
601 S Morgan St.
Cris Mazza’s work as a novelist and memorist considers psychological and emotional complexities, but with the contributing complication of place: How regions or localities with particular characteristics of landscape and culture may impact human experiences (sexuality, family, gender).
Most recently Cris Mazza is the author of Yet to Come, a novel concerning male victims of domestic abuse, asexuality, and alternate methods of building a “life story.” In 2022 Mazza's 3rd hybrid memoir will be released, It's No Puzzle: a Memoir in Artifacts. Previous recent books include Charlatan: New and Selected Stories, Something Wrong With Her, a hybrid memoir (2014), a companion book to her last novel Various Men Who Knew Us As Girls (2011). Mazza has authored over a dozen other books, mostly novels and collections of short fiction, plus an earlier memoir.