Christina Berke

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Christina Berke is a writer based in Los Angeles with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing. Previous work appears in Teen Vogue, Pop Sugar, NPR and elsewhere. She is currently working on an intergenerational novel about mothers and daughters, inherited trauma, and the 1973 military coup based on her Chilean grandmother's friendship with President Salvador Allende.  


Cover Photo: A photograph of the writer Elissa Bassist against a pink background. She is wearing white glasses and grimacing at the camera. To her left is the cover of her memoir, HYSTERICAL, which shows a graphic of a woman screaming.
Elissa Bassist Gave Her Book Everything She Had

In this interview, Elissa Bassist discusses her memoir “Hysterical,” keeping her humor sharp, and the endurance test of writing a book.

Sep 13, 2022