Christina Collins grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, devouring fairy tales, looking for secret gardens, and using “wicked” as an adverb. She spent a year in England, where she was a visiting student at the University of Oxford, and three years in Northern Virginia, where she earned her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. Now she lives in Northern Ireland, where she earned her PhD in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast.
Christina's works include the novel After Zero, as well as short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appearing in more than a dozen periodicals and anthologies. She was the Irish Writers Centre's 2020 Roaming Writer-in-Residence and has also been a writer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts as well as the Art Commune program in Armenia. Christina has taught at universities in the US, the UK, and Ireland.