Christine Maul Rice

Creative Writing Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Christine Maul Rice’s novel Swarm Theory was awarded an Independent Publisher Book Award and a National Indie Excellence Award, as well as being given Honorable Mention by the Chicago Writers Association for Book of the Year. 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. Most recently, 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's Writers Retreat, and Shake Rag Alley Writers’ Retreat. Christine taught in Columbia College Chicago's Fiction Writing Department for over 20 years, is the founder and editor of Hypertext Magazine, and director of the social justice storytelling nonprofit organization Hypertext Magazine & Studio (HMS).