Avery Chenoweth is a writer and entrepreneur in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He is the founder of Here’s My Story, a digital storytelling platform. The company, featured in The New York Times, creates immersive experiences at historic sites for students and others. The “beta” program took place at Harper’s Ferry, the site of an anti-slavery rebellion led by John Brown.
Chenoweth’s latest novel, Radical Doubt, is earning strong reviews from readers around the country.
His two previous books won two dozen national awards. Empires in the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America is the winner of the 2007 Ippy Gold Medal for Mid-Atlantic non fiction. Albemarle: a Story of Landscape and American Identity was the the 2005 bronze medal regional non-fiction. His novel-in-stories, Wingtips, was short-listed for the Library of Virginia Prize and nominated for the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Chenoweth has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers Conference.
His work has appeared in national publications, including Harper’s and The New York Times Magazine.
Chenoweth earned his advanced degrees from the University of Virginia and the Johns Hopkins University, and his undergraduate degree from Vassar College.