Christopher Adamson

Christopher Adamson is a Toronto-based sociologist, historian and fiction writer. He has written about the early American prison, convict leasing inthe post-Bellum South, the history of white and black street gangs, theologies of wrath and of redemption, the influence of religion on attitudes toward government in Canada and the United States, and uncertainty in the medical encounter. He has published short fiction in Ontario Review, Exile Literary Quarterly and Hart House Review. One of hisstories was shortlisted for the 2006 O. Henry Prize; another won the Carter V. Cooper Memorial Prize for Short Fiction in 2006. Joyce Carol Oates described The Road to Jewel Beach as wonderfully written, its narrative voice deft and assured, the atmosphere pitch-perfect.