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, as 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. Nowadays she lives in Northern Ireland, where she earned her PhD in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast. She loves to travel and has been to 21 countries and counting.
Christina's published works include the novel After Zero, as well as short fiction and poetry in more than a dozen periodicals and anthologies. She received the 2021 C.S. Lewis Writer's Bursary Award and has held writing residencies at the Irish Writers Centre (Roaming Writer-in-Residence), the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Art Commune program in Armenia. Christina has taught at universities in the US, the UK, and Ireland and also worked in editorial roles over the years. She is represented by Becky Bagnell of the Lindsay Literary Agency.