Christopher Corbett is a former news editor with The Associated Press. He is the author of Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express and the novel Vacationland. Since 1995 Corbett has written “The Back Page” for Baltimore’s Style magazine, twice winner of best column from the City and Regional Magazine Association and honored by the Society for Professional Journalists for best editorial writing.
A Baltimore resident, Corbett is a faculty member at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he is professor of the practice in the English Department. Corbett was awarded the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Mentoring, 2007-2008. His journalism has appeared in major American newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.