Resident at UEA as the 2011 - 2012 Charles Pick Fellow
Will Boast was born in England (Southampton) and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. His story collection, Power Ballads, won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for a California Book Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in Best New American Voices, Narrative, Salon, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, and The New York Times, among other publications. From 2008-2010, he was a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University. His next book, a memoir, titled The Pantomime Horse, is forthcoming from Norton and Granta Books.