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Chris(topher C.) Crutcher (1946-) Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Adaptations

Born 1946, in Cascade, ID; Education: Eastern Washington State College (now University), B.A., 1968; received teaching certificate, 1970. Politics: Independent.

Agent—Liz Darhansoff, 1220 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028.

Writer, therapist, teacher, and child advocacy worker. Kennewick Dropout School, Kennewick, WA, teacher of high school dropouts, 1970-73; Lakeside School, Oakland, CA, teacher, 1973-76, director of school, 1976-80; Community Mental Health Center, Spokane, WA, child protection team specialist, 1980-82, child and family therapist, 1982-95; full-time writer and mental health specialist and counselor in private practice, 1995—.


Running Loose, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1983, HarperTempest (New York, NY), 2003.

Stotan!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1986.

The Crazy Horse Electric Game, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1987, HarperTempest (New York, NY), 2003.

Chinese Handcuffs, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1989.

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1991.

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1993.

Ironman, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1995.

Whale Talk, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 2001.

Contributor to Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults, edited by Donald R. Gallo, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1995; Dirty Laundry: Stories about Family Secrets, edited by Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Viking (New York, NY), 1998; Time Capsule: Short Stories about Teenagers Throughout the Twentieth Century, edited by Donald R. Gallo, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1999; and On the Fringe, edited by Donald R. Gallo, Dial (New York, NY), 2001.


The Deep End, Morrow (New York, NY), 1992.

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography, Greenwillow Books (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to Spokane magazine.

Audio versions have been made of Athletic Shorts, Ironman, Whale Talk, and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes; screenplay for Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes in production.

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