Charles Blackstone (born March 21, 1977) is an American author. He is the a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder creative writing program, where he won the Barker Award for Fiction in 2001, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Blackstone is co-editor of The Art of Friction: Where (Non) Fictions Come Together (2008), an anthology of fiction and creative non-fiction that defies the confines of genre. The collection features works by Ronald Sukenick, Achy Obejas, Cris Mazza, Bernard Cooper, Amy Sohn, Jonathan Safran Foer, Junot Diaz, and Beverly D'Onofrio. Blackstone has also published a novel, The Week You Weren't Here (2005), which Chicago public radio station WBEZ named a featured selection in its 2006 Summer Book Bag.
Blackstone's short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Esquire Magazine.
As of 2010, Blackstone is working on another novel.
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