Press + Praise

I was interviewed on the Passionista Project Podcast. Say that three times fast!

I was interviewed on the Passionista Project Podcast. Say that three times fast!


I was interviewed by Arian Elfant for Death: The Podcast. You can listen to it here.


I was interviewed by Dan Higgins on his podcast, "Dan Reads Books." You can listen to it here.


A short piece I wrote about getting an agent was published on Writer's Digest. You can read it here.

I was interviewed by Krys Boyd on KERA, my local NPR station. Check it out here.


My book is available on Amazon!
Kindle Edition


In July of 2013, "Death Becomes Us" won second place in the Mayborn book manuscript contest.


Work Literary Magazine published a short interview with a biohazard cleaner from my book. Also, "Saving Violet," an essay I wrote for their Spring 2013 print edition.


Got to read a short little piece I wrote about my love for David Sedaris on The Drunken Odyssey.  You can listen to it here.


I was a finalist at the Mayborn Conference in 2012.  My essay, "Build It and They Will Come," which is about working in a jail will be out in the summer of 2013. In 2010, I was a finalist at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference for my essay, Surrender.  The essay was published in UNT's literary journal, Ten Spurs, in 2011.


I submitted my moment to Smith Magazine.  It was about the loss of hope.  You can read it here.


I was published online on Braided Brook.  You can read my essay Some Great Reward here.



After attending the San Juan Writer's Workshop, I decided to submit an essay to Creative Nonfiction for their "Silence Kills" issue.  Much to my surprise, I was a finalist in their contest and in addition to being published in Creative Nonfiction issue 33, I was also published in Silence Kills: Speaking out and Saving Lives.  My essay is You Have the Right to Remain Silent.  This was my first time being published and I was incredibly excited!


You can read my article here.


I was a guest blogger for the Dallas Morning News' Death Penalty Blog during the Alternative Spring Break.  You can read the posts here.

Khristian Oliver