My name is Chris Malloy, and I'm a writer from the Philly area. These days, I’m the food critic at Phoenix New Times and take on freelance projects on the side. I have written about pre-dawn foraging in the Rocky Mountains and a summer I spent chasing a girl up and down Italy, about experimental Mexican barbecue and an old future city.

My goal is to tell unconventional stories using deep research and novel techniques. Writing from across borders and time shapes my work. Ancient classics. The American fiction titans of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The non-fiction pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s. Leopardi and Italian hermetic poets. Jam bands. Video Games. Nature-spirited writers like Thoreau and Annie Dillard. 

My hope is to rise to the challenge the word faces in the age of pixels. My hope is to tell stories with wild scenes and funky style. My hope is that you'll follow along.

You can reach me at Chrisamalloy[at]gmail.com.