Chris Angelis - Senior Content Editor

Chris Angelis has a PhD in English literature from the University of Tampere, where he has also taught Gothic fiction. In addition to this work, he is a literary-fiction writer and the owner of a literature blog, Home For Fiction. 

When Chris doesn’t write or edit, he programs webapps related to writing and texts. He also likes to think he’s a musician, playing bass/guitar and piano, and creating post-rock and post-metal soundscapes with his one-man band, The Focus Protocol. In an ideal world, Chris would spend most of the year on the beach of some Greek island.

Has been part of the team since: April 2019

I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: Thucydides argues we can be either peaceful or free, but we can't be both. This is a principle I want to apply to writing and art in general. Can we, as writers, escape the constraints of being peaceful? Can we be free in our writing? It's a goal worth aiming for!

Specialties & Interests: Short Stories, Fiction (Long-Form), Poetry, Personal Essays, Philosophy, Writing about Writing, Technology, Travel

Location: Tampere, Finland

Most Read Book: For practical reasons—my doctoral dissertation—Bram Stoker’s Dracula. For pleasure (I’m serious!) William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Favorite Story to Tell: When I was 11 or 12, vacationing at my grandparents’ house, I accidentally drank some lighting fluid that was kept in an empty water bottle. I was terrified, but even more so when I heard a neighbor suggesting I should be taken to the hospital. My grandparents thought there was no danger—they just gave me some milk and olive oil. I was fine a few hours later, though my breath smelled like a disintegrating diesel engine for a couple of days. Ah, fun times…

If you want to connect, find me on LinkedIn.