University of Mississippi

Chris Offutt

Assistant Professor of English & Screenwriting

Education

  • M.F.A., Fiction. The University of Iowa (1990)
  • B.A., Theatre, Morehead State University (1981)

Selected Honors

  • Writers Guild of America Nominee for best writing, “True Blood” (2008)
  • Lennan fellowship for Fiction (2003)
  • Gugenheim Foundation Fellowship for Fiction (1996)

Selected publications

Books

  • Luck (stories) (2011)
  • No Heroes (memoir) (2002)
  • Out of the Woods (stories) (1999)
  • The Good Brother (novel) (1997)
  • The Same River Twice (memoir) (1993)
  • Kentucky Straight (stories) (1992)

Screenplays

  • “Tough Trade” (various episodes) Lions Gate (2010)
  • “Weeds” Showtime (2009)
  • “True Blood” ( episodes 107, 110) (2007, 2008)
  • “Out of the Woods” (2004)

Film

  • The Trapper (2011)
  • Out of the Woods

Office
C130 Bondurant

offutt at olemiss.edu