Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers, Secrets of Eden, The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Midwives.  His work has been translated into twenty-six languages.  He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.   Visit him at or .

Books by this Author

The Sandcastle Girls
The Night Strangers
Secrets of Eden
Skeletons at the Feast

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Have we learned nothing?"

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Loud cell phone conversations on beaches or airlines before the main cabin door has shut.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Well, that's a cheery question. When we get past the basics -- fearing for my wife and my daughter's safety and worrying about their health and happiness -- leaving behind a mediocre body of work when I die.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Oh, Lord, I could fill library shelves with books of my regrets. But here is one: My first novel. It is the single worst first novel ever published, bar none.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Phantasmagoric


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