Chris Connolly was born in Dublin in 1983. He studied Journalism before stumbling somehow into the world of banking. Not long after he stumbled right back out again. Having extricated himself from this shadowy world, he now exists solely to string sentences together. Chris' work has appeared in the 'Global Shorts' short story anthology, Boston Literary Magazine and The New Guard Review, among other publications. In 2012 he was the winner of the Canon-Sheehan Perpetual Literary Award. He was also shortlisted for the RTE Francis McManus Short Story Award, the Fish International Flash Fiction competition, a runner up in the Penguin/RTE Short Story competition, and longlisted for the Fish International Short Story competition. He is currently shortlisted for the 2012 Over The Edge: New Writer Of The Year award.
Chris is a frequent contributor of fiction to pop culture magazine Outsideleft.com and his new collection of stories (and other strange things) Every Day I Atrophy has been culled from that website and elsewhere.
Bukowski once said, 'Some people never go crazy - what truly horrible lives they must lead.' That just about sums it up, Chris says.
image courtesy Philippa Connolly