Chris Offutt is an American author and screenwriter. He is the author of Country Dark, The Good Brother, and The Killing Hills.

Offutt was born in Kentucky as the son of an author. He grew up in a former mining community in the Appalachian Mountain foothills of eastern Kentucky. Chris would attended Morehead State University where he graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in English. In addition to his work as an author, Offutt has also worked as a screenwriter. His credits include episodes of the HBO show, True Blood and the Showtime original series, Weeds.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Good Brother (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Country Dark (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Hills (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Kentucky Straight (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of the Woods (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Same River Twice (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Heroes (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Father, the Pornographer (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mississippi Noir(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gather at the River(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Chris Offutt Books, You’ll Love…

Country Dark is one of Offutt’s most popular books. The story sees Tucker, a veteran, returning from war and going to work for a bootlegger. He doesn’t have much, but he finds a wife and starts a family, and they are all happy. Then one day his family is threatened and Tucker is pushed to violence. This decision will change everything for the family in this story of people living off the land and by their wits in backwoods Kentucky.

Offutt returns to the Appalachian mountains in Killing Hills. Mick Hardin is a combat veteran and Army CID agent on leave back in Kentucky. His wife is pregnant and he’s here to be with her, but the two aren’t getting along. While his sister is now the sheriff and is investigating her first murder. The local politicians want someone else to take the case for some reason which leads to Mick helping out his sister. He’ll dig into the dangerous rivalries lurking beneath the surface of his fiercely private hometown while dodig9oing calls from his commanding officers. Another great country noir from Offutt as he digs into the betrayal within and between the clans that populate the hollers.

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