Chris Price is based in Wellington, where she teaches the poetry MA at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. Her first collection of poems, Husk, won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry and her next book, the genre-busting Brief Lives, was shortlisted in the biography category in the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Auckland University Press released her third book, The Blind Singer, in 2009. From 1992 to 2004, Price co-ordinated the New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week and she was editor of Landfall from 1993 to 2000. Price was the 2008 CNZ/Auckland University Writer in residence at the Michael King Writers Centre.