Will Boast was born in England 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 or are forthcoming in Best New American Voices, Virginia Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, and The New York Times, among other publications. He’s been a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford and a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia in the UK. His memoir, Epilogue, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton Co/Liveright and Granta Books.


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Newcastle West, County Limerick, Ireland. Age 5.

Berlin, 2011. Portrait by Rafael Yaluff Portilla of Santiago de Chile