Chris Galvin

Occupation Writer

About Me

I write in Canada and Viet Nam, and wherever else I find myself. My stories, essays, photographs and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Asian Cha, Pure Slush, Room, The Winnipeg Review, Descant,PRISM International and others.

My forthcoming book, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, is a collection of true tales of life in Viet Nam.

For links to online publications, please see

I tweet as @ChrisGNguyen Come say hello. A virtual pot of hot writer's tea awaits you.

Why do you write?

All things are fodder for the pen. I write because I can't resist.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Franz Kafka
Ray Bradbury
Arundhati Roy
Albert Camus
Edwidge Danticat
Hermann Hesse
Thích Nhất Hạnh
Kiran Desai
Philip K. Dick
Paul Celan
Ursula K. Le Guin
Jhumpa Lahiri
Ama Ata Aidoo
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
and many more...

Chris Galvin's Wall

Michelle Elvy – Aug 11, 2013

Chris - thank you for reading and commenting on my little Wall love story. Berlin is a wonderful strange place. Glad this worked for you!

Quirina Roode-Gutzmer – Nov 22, 2012

Such a pleasure, Chris. I should have done it earlier when your story was fresh. Hope you are well. Did you also celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? :-)

Charles Huschle – Nov 15, 2012

Glad you enjoyed my story! Thanks for the note.

J.A. Pak – Nov 05, 2012

Thanks so much for commenting on "Yin & Yang"!

J.A. Pak – Nov 01, 2012

Thanks so much for your wonderful "miranda" comment, Chris.

Quirina Roode-Gutzmer – Jun 26, 2012

Thanks so much for the very warm welcome here, Chris. :-)

Javy Gwaltney – May 12, 2012


Thanks for the kind welcome.


Fred Osuna – May 10, 2012

Thanks for reading "Storms," Chris. Yes, those were all my own tweets. :)

Penny Goring – May 06, 2012

Thanks for reading my poem. Glad you liked it. XX

Rick Rofihe – May 05, 2012

Thanks for the very kind words for "My Mother Was My Sister", Chris!

Mark Stratton – May 03, 2012

Thanks much, Chris! *Cheers!* My fiction will start appearing in the next few days. I hope. I've an idea and a couple of bad drafts in my notebook. It is my hope that it will be presentable in short order.

Nicolette Wong – May 03, 2012

Hi Chris, thanks for reading and your kind words on "Throw." Much appreciated and I look forward to reading your work around here!

Mark Stratton – May 02, 2012

Hi Chris, got an invite!

Mark Reep – May 02, 2012

Hi Chris, thanks for taking time to read and comment on 'Little Yappy Dog'. Much appreciated!

Susan Rukeyser – Feb 18, 2012

Thanks so much for your kind words about my wee stories! I look forward to reading more of your work.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 17, 2012

Great comment on "Rattlesnake Pancakes," Chris. Thanks! Thanks for the fave!

Benjamin Matvey – Feb 16, 2012

Thanks Chris for you nice comment on Forewarned! I also hope you enjoy my novel, X.

Marcus Speh – Feb 16, 2012

thank you, chris, for coming to "<a href="">falling into hugeness</a>"—i like these little writerly meta pieces. cheers!

Jules Archer – Feb 11, 2012

Thanks Chris for reading and commenting on "Parking Garage".

Robert Vaughan – Feb 10, 2012

Hey Chris, so glad you are here!

Berit Ellingsen – Feb 09, 2012

Welcome to Fictionaut! :) Finally here! Hope you will enjoy the good community and good stories. It's a treasure trove!

Thank you also very much for the comments to my stories! I appreciate your reading and commenting.

Chris Galvin – Feb 06, 2012

Thanks Benjamin! Feel free to yell. :)

Benjamin Matvey – Feb 06, 2012

Also ahhhhhooooooo

Benjamin Matvey – Feb 06, 2012

WELCOME CHRIS!!! no, i do not always yell

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