Christopher Collier is an American historian and author.
Christopher Collier, known as Kit, is the son of Edmund Collier, a writer, and Katherine Brown. He comes from a family of writers and teachers. He attended Clark University and Columbia University,. He was the official Connecticut State Historian and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is the brother of the author James Lincoln Collier, with whom he has written a number of novels, most of which are based on historic events.
His works include books for children such as My Brother Sam Is Dead, which deals with the American Revolution, and was awarded a Newbery Honor, Jump Ship to Freedom and six other historical novels written with his brother James and books for adults: Roger Sherman's Connecticut: Yankee Politics and the American Revolution, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Decision in Philadelphia; and "All Politics is Local" about Connecticut's role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787.