Chris Malloy

Chris Malloy is an award-winning writer who grew up outside of Philadelphia and currently lives in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. After earning graduate degrees in law and food studies, he started his writing career in New York City. He writes a range of nonfiction including news, personal essays, criticism, and experimental work but his specialty is narrative feature writing. Chris spent over three years as the food critic at Phoenix New Times. His work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Saveur, The Counter, and about two dozen other publications.

• 5+ years of journalism experience
• Won a Society for Features Journalism award for best food feature (2019 and 2020)
• Won a Best of the West award for special topic column writing (2020)
• Won an Association of Food Journalists award for best newspaper feature (2019)
• Won an Arizona Press Club award for best arts reporting (2018, 2020, and 2021) and arts criticism (2020 and 2021)
• Selected for the “Best American Science & Nature Writing” anthology (2022)
• Received a bachelor’s degree in English from Penn State University
• Received a master’s degree in food studies from Boston University

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