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Chris Millis

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I went to Goddard for more than just resuscitating my writing career, I went there to kick-start my life. I accomplished my main goal in attending Goddard which was to complete a second novel.

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Chris Millis

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Biography

Chris Millis graduated from Goddard's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program in 2007.  His first novel, Small Apartments, has been called “zany” (The Washington Post), “hilarious… an impressive achievement” (The Post-Star) and “the kind of cinematic debutante that goes home to bed with Oscar” (Vancouver Sun). The critically acclaimed novel has been adapted into a movie starring Billy Crystal, and it premiered at South By Southwest 2012.

Millis had already achieved the kind of success many writers only dream about when he decided to come to Goddard to study writing. So, we pose the question, "If you’re already published, why come to Goddard?" Read the interview with Chris to learn more.

 

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Interview with Chris Millis

We caught up with Chris at home, where he is putting the finishing touches on a new novel and taking care of new twin sons.

GC: You are already a published novelist, so why come to Goddard?

CM: I arrived at Goddard in the asphyxiation of a two-year writer's block that followed the release of Small Apartments. Miserable time. I experienced that horrific vertigo that follows the achievement of a big creative goal. I went to Goddard for more than just resuscitating my...

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Publications by Chris Millis