Chris Price was born in 1966 in Reading, England. She is a poet, editor, and educator. Her collections of poetry include Husk (2002) and The Blind Singer (2009). She has also published an eccentric biographical dictionary that samples the lives of both real and fictional characters called Brief Lives (2006).
Price has won and been shortlisted for several nationally recognized literary awards, and in 2008 she was the Auckland University Writer in Residence at the Michael King Writers' Centre. Recently she has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Post Mansfield Writer in Residence scholarship in Menton, France.