Suspend Your Disbelief

Christina Ward-Niven


Christina Ward-Niven is a writer living in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her fiction has appeared recently in Virginia Quarterly Review, and she won second place in American Short Fiction’s 2016 Story Contest. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers.


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Oddly Familiar: Strangeness as Illumination (Part I: Chekhov)

From the Archives: “By allowing strangeness into our familiar landscapes, we can surprise the reader into pausing, paying attention, and possibly recognizing some kind of familiar human truth in a new, illuminating way”: Christina Ward-Niven on odd narrative events in Chekhov.