Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award–winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book Freewill, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer—all ALA Best Books for Young Adults—as well as Killing Time in Crystal City, Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.

Books by this Author

Killing Time in Crystal City
Little Blue Lies
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Chris Lynch discusses Irreversible - the follow-up to his Printz Honor book, INEXCUSABLE – and the importance of true, human stories. IRREVERSIBLE explores Keir confronting the person he really is and why this is, undoubtedly, a human story.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Look for humor, find life.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd love to run a publication like The Onion.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to let my appetites make decisions for me.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. A genuine grasp of music, almost any instrument would do.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I adapt, eventually, to most realities.