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Power Ballads is a finalist for the California Book Award in First Fiction. http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/special-events/california-book-awards

Power Ballads makes PopMatters Best Fiction of 2011 list! Very happy to share the company here. A fine list. Click here.

Several really thoughtful reviews! Very grateful for the praise from these fine reviewers:    Madison Capital Times    Ron Slate    Basso Profundo/Red Room 

A video of London-based actor James McNeill reading “Beginners” at the Liar’s League reading series. Great night, great reading. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vIbj-kJuG4&feature=related

Great, thoughtful review of Power Ballads on The Rumpus: http://therumpus.net/2012/01/sitting-in/

Ah, here it finally is online. My good friend Drew Johnson and I did an interview with Lydia Davis in 2006 for Meridian. Drew has it up now on his blog: http://www.walkswithmoose.com/not-stories/lydia-davis/

Wow! Check out PopMatters for this great review of Power Balladshttp://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/151585-power-ballads-by-will-boast

My op-ed piece in the New York Times on Thanksgiving: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/24/opinion/enduring-thanksgiving.html

Power Ballads reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/23/RV8L1LIVCV.DTL

I have to point out this review of Power Ballads, a really sympathetic read on the book that did me good to see: http://thelitpub.com/if-you-don’t-succeed-you-only-have-yourself-to-blame/

Very kind review of Power Ballads here: http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-Power-Ballads-by-Will-Boast-2223581.php

“Sitting In” Story of the Week on Narrative: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/stories-week-2011–2012/sitting

Great review of Power Ballads at the Hipster Book Club! http://www.hipsterbookclub.com/reviews/copy/1011/power_ballads_will_boast.html

Short essay on the film editor Walter Murch on Glimmer Train’s bulletin: http://www.glimmertrain.com/b57boast.html

Very proud to have “Beginners” in the pages of new American Scholar. Now on newsstands!

“Mad Dog’s Daughter,” a short fiction imagining Gaddafi’s last days up on Salon.com: http://www.salon.com/books/2011/08/29/mad_dog_s_daughter

“Lost Coast,” from Power Ballads, is out in ZYZZYVA. Now on newsstands. More info here: www.zyzzyva.org

“Dead Weight,” a short story from Power Ballads is now up for your reading pleasure at http://www.storyglossia.com/46/wb_dead.html

“Mr. Fern, Freestyle,” a short story from Power Ballads is out in Five Points. On newsstands now.

Very complimentary review of Power Ballads at Publishers Weekly. Phew. http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/978-1-60938-042-7

Great review of Power Ballads at lit. blog Mental Geysers. http://mentalgeysers.blogspot.com/2011/05/power-ballads-review.html