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Will Boast


Will Boast to read at the Cork International Short Story Festival

 Photo © Dan Hudson

Reading Saturday, 22 September with Kevin Barry @ 4.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork


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Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin and currently lives in San Francisco. His story collection, Power Ballads, won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction 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. He's been a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University and a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia. He’s currently working on both a novel and a memoir.
Power Ballads is not only a deeply felt look at the lives of musicians but also an exploration of the secret music that plays inside us all.



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Will Boast website

Review of Power Ballads in SF Gate

'Cutting Out the Bad Bits': article by Boast in Glimmer Train




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