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Christian TeBordo

“Like Carter Scholz or George Saunders, TeBordo mines absurdist territory…” – Publishers Weekly


CHRISTIAN TEBORDO’s style of Bizarro is absurd. Polar bears. Abandoned tunnels. Corpses. Chronic dermatitis. Fortune cookies. Can you put these together into a cohesive whole? Christian can and does.

Christian TeBordo’s work has been published in 3rd Bed, Avery Anthology, Ninth Letter, Reinventing the World, and Sleeping Fish among others. His first novel, The Conviction and Subsequent Life of Savior Neck, was published in 2005. He was a 2007 recipient of a grant in fiction from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Christian was born in Albany, New York in 1978, and earned his BA at Bard College and his MFA at Syracuse University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Kathryn, a choreographer. Christian teaches at Temple University, and plays bass guitar in a noise-pop band called The Failed Alliance.