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. His fiction and essays have appeared 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 out now from W.W. Norton Co/Liveright (Sept. 2014) and forthcoming from Granta Books (Jan. 2015) in the UK. He currently divides his time between Chicago and Brooklyn, NY. This fall he'll be a Literature Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.