Christina Lynch

One writer's struggle to make sense of the universe, or laugh trying.

 Christina Lynch is  a novelist, television writer and professor.

A former Milan correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily, she has written on staff for television shows such as The Dead Zone, Encore! Encore!, Unhappily Ever After and Wildfire.

A devoted educator, she has taught television writing for UCLA Extension, and is a full-time tenure track Professor of English at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, where she is also the faculty advisor for the literary magazine. 

Christina's novel The Italian Party will be published March 27, 2018 by St. Martin's Press. It's set in Italy in 1956, and is available for pre-order on Amazon now, or from IndieBound. You can find it on Goodreads, too. And don't forget to check out the Pinterest page she created for the story. Yes, Italy is highly photogenic!


"Christina Lynch has accomplished a rare American literary feat with this captivating novel whose keen political edge and historical resonance feel very timely. Her grasp of mid-century Cold War culture, of sexual identity, the world of personal secrecy and intimacy, trust and betrayal, naive patriotism and profound national identity, are swirled into a page-turner that is both a genuine romance and a thoughtful spy story." 

―Patricia Hampl, author of The Florist's Daughter

"Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft."

 ―Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers and The Expats

"Imagine Beautiful Ruins plus horses; Toujours Provence with spies, a mystery and sex. The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!" 

―Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me

"Christina Lynch’s hapless American newly-weds give us plenty to worry about as they dig their way into the dark heart of Italy (1956) and into the even darker heart of the CIA. They give us plenty to laugh about, too, in this volatile mixture of old-world charm and cold-war politics." 

―Bob Hellenga, author of The Fall of a Sparrow 


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