Charles Bock is the author of the novels Alice & Oliver and Beautiful Children, which was a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book, and which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The Believer, Vice, the Los Angeles Times, and Slate, as well as in numerous anthologies. He has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Yaddo, UCross, and the Vermont Studio Center.  Charles is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars.  He lives with his daughter in New York City.

To listen to Charles and Terry Gross on Fresh Air:  click here

To read more about Charles:

                                         New York Times 2016 profile  click here

                                         NYT magazine 2008 profile  click here



Representation:  Jim Rutman, Sterling Lord Literistic:


Charles also works as an editorial consultant. He has edited and ghostwritten a number of projects, including NYT bestsellers. For more info, please contact him at






Photo credit: Nina Subin