A sixth-generation native of Maine, CB Anderson is a cross-genre writer who was born in Bangor and raised in a village on the Androscoggin River. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics and has been moving leftward ever since–from computer programming to proposal writing to journalism to fiction.
Winner of numerous prizes, including the New Millennium Award and the Mark Twain Award for short fiction, Anderson has published work in in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), The Christian Science Monitor, The Miami Herald, msnbc.com, Redbook, Boston Magazine, Down East, and elsewhere. Her collection of stories, River Talk, issued by C&R Press, was named to Kirkus Reviews’s Best Books of 2014 and received the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Short Stories.
Anderson lives with her family in Maine and Massachusetts. She teaches graduate and undergraduate writing at Boston University, from which she also holds an M.S. in Journalism.