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Christopher Coake (born November 28, 1971) is an American fiction writer.


Coake is the author of a collection of short stories, We're in Trouble (Harcourt, 2005),[1] for which he was awarded the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize in 2006,[2] and of the novel You Came Back (Grand Central, 2012). He was named by the 2007 issue of the British fiction journal Granta as one of the twenty "Best Young American Novelists."[3]

Coake currently resides in Reno, Nevada, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received the Silver Pen Award from the Friends of the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries on November 14, 2013.


  1. ^ "We're in Trouble". Hartcourt Trade Publishers. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  2. ^ "2006 PEN LITERARY AWARDS". PEN American Center. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  3. ^ "Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2". Granta. Retrieved 2008-08-31.

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