Chris Kraus

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Born March 5, 1955(1955-03-05)
New York City, United States
Based in Los Angeles, United States
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Chris Kraus (1955) is a writer and filmmaker. She is author of novels I Love Dick and Aliens & Anorexia and books of art and cultural criticism. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How To Shoot A Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression. In 1996, Kraus curated The Chance Event: Three Days in the Desert: Primm, Nevada. Her first novel, I Love Dick, was adapted for television in 2017. Kraus is a co-editor of the independent press Semiotext(e), alongside Hedi El Kholti and Sylvère Lotringer. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum, Bookforum and other magazines. She now lives in Los Angeles, and teaches part-time at Art Center.




  • I Love Dick, New York: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 1997, 275 pp, ARG; repr., Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2006, 277 pp.
    • Ai ravu dikku, trans. Augustmoon Ochiishi, Tokyo: Shinchosha, 2000, 283 pp. (Japanese)
    • Amo a Dick, trans. Marcelo Cohen, Barcelona: Alpha Decay, 2013, 339 pp. (Spanish)
    • I love Dick, trans. Alice Zeniter, Paris: Flammarion, 2016, 269 pp. (French)
    • I Love Dick, Modernista, 2016, 288 pp. (Swedish)
    • I love Dick, trans. Evi Hoste and Anniek Kool, Amsterdam: Lebowski, 2016, 271 pp. (Dutch)
    • I love Dick, trans. Kevin Vennemann, Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2017, 250 pp. (German)
    • I love Dick: roman, trans. Louise Ardenfelt Ravnild, Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2017, 302 pp. (Danish)
    • I Love Dick, trans. Pavel Černovský, ed. Tereza Stejskalová, pref. Lubica Kobová, Prague:, 2020, 216 pp. [1] (Czech)
  • Aliens & Anorexia, Brooklyn, NY: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 2000, 236 pp; new ed., forew. Palle Yourgrau, 2013, 264 pp. [2] [3] [4]
    • Aliens & anorexia, trans. Patrizia Brighi, Milan: O barra O, 2011. (Italian)
  • Torpor, New York: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 2006; new ed., intro. Fanny Howe, 2015, 312 pp. [5] [6] [7]
    • Torpor: Roman, trans. Stephanie Wurster, afterw. Karolin Meunier, Berlin: b-books, 2015, 276 pp. [8] (German)
  • Summer of Hate, New York: Semiotext(e) (Native Agents), 2012, 256 pp. Part 1, Excerpt. [9]
    • Verano del odio, Buenos Aires: Eterna Cadencia, 2014, 269 pp. (Spanish)


Book chapters, articles
  • "Introduction", in Willa Cather, O Pioneers!, New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003.
  • "Hunger – Technology – Emotion", in Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative, eds. Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, Camille Roy, and Gail Scott, Coach House, 2004. [16]
  • "Art School", in Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life, ed. Rebecca Morrill, London: Phaidon, 2015.
  • "Littoral Madness", Afterall 41, Spring/Summer 2016, pp 136-141. [17]