Will Boast ’01 To Read, Announce Davenport Awards, April 19

Writer Will Boast ’01 will read Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Room. Boast’s fiction and essays have recently appeared in New York Times, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Best New American Voices, Narrative, Salon, Five Points, Glimmer Train and the Southern Review, among many other notable publications. From 2008-2010, he was a Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University and is currently a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia. Last year, his short story collection, Power Ballads, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, one of the most distinguished prizes for a short fiction collection in the U.S. Boast will also be announcing this year’s winners of the Davenport fiction awards.