Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, an author and photographer, is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The former editor of chum literary magazine, she writes both fiction and nonfiction. The great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, her writing gifts stand vibrantly on their own.
As a photographer her talent is inspired both by notable artists such as Vivian Meier, and homeless people on the street. Her writerly influences are Raymond Carver, Anton Chekhov, Rachel Kushner, Denis Johnson, as well as those who have never been published.
Cristen writes from places of fascination and history. She began traveling the U.S. on road trips with her mother, then by bus and train. The American landscape, with its roadside cafés, strip malls and wanderers figures prominently in her fiction.
Cristen Hemingway Jaynes is the author of the short story collection The Smallest of Entryways, as well as the travel biography, Ernest’s Way: An International Journey Through Hemingway’s Life.
Cristen loves animals, music, hiking, cooking, painting, waterways big and small and collaborating with other artists and writers.
She holds a JD and an Ocean & Coastal Law Certificate from University of Oregon School of Law and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London.