Growing up in a government-subsidized housing project for artists in Greenwich Village, Christopher Hacker’s earliest concerns were an artist’s concerns: Who is an artist? Where are his boundaries? What are his obligations–to himself, to his family, to the community at large? These questions have driven his fiction, and over the years have yielded some surprising answers.

Mr. Hacker received a BA in Music Composition from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Columbia University. His stories have appeared in Quarterly West and The Rake, and he was a finalist for a Pushcart Prize in 2009. His work has been anthologized in Lost and Found: Stories From New YorkThe Morels, a first novel, is due out in April.

He is represented by Douglas Stewart at Sterling Lord Literistic, and lives in the District of Columbia with his wife.

You can contact him via email: christopherhacker@me.com, through Facebook: www.facebook.com/hacker.christopher, or Twitter: @chrishacker.