Cris Mazza

Cris Mazza’s newest title is a real-time memoir titled Something Wrong With Her chronicling the 25-year journey to reunite with a boy from her past. She has sixteen other titles including her most recent novel Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls. Her first novel, How to Leave a Country, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction. Currently living 50 miles west of Chicago, she is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She can be found online at

Essays by this author

No Victims, the anti-theme


Cris Mazza sends in her introduction to the follow-up volume of Chick-Lit, No Victims.

A response to Lisa Yaszek and writing postfeminism


Cris Mazza on hijacking the terms of postfeminism.