Biography

Robert Boswell

Robert Boswell has published seven novels, three story collections, and two books of nonfiction. He has had one play produced. His work has earned him two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, a Lila Wallace/Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award.

THE HEYDAY OF THE INSENSITIVE BASTARDS was a finalist for the 2010 PEN USA Award in Fiction. WHAT MEN CALL TREASURE was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Nonfiction Spur Award. Both the Chicago Tribune and Publishers Weekly named MYSTERY RIDE as one of the best books of the year. The Independent (London) picked THE GEOGRAPHY OF DESIRE as one of the best books of the year. VIRTUAL DEATH was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award and was named by the Science Fiction Chronicle as one of the best novels of the year. Boswell has published more than 70 stories and essays. They have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, Esquire, Colorado Review, Epoch, Ploughshares, and many other magazines and anthologies.

He shares the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing with his wife, Antonya Nelson. They live in Houston, Texas, and Telluride, Colorado.

Photo credit: Bill Faulkner

Robert Boswell

Books by Robert Boswell

by Robert Boswell - Fiction

James Candler seems to be well on the road to success at age 33. But the reality is that he’s falling in love with another woman, he’s underwater on his mortgage, and he’s put his hapless best friend in charge of his signature therapeutic program. And his clients are struggling in their own hilarious, heartbreaking ways to keep their lives on track. How can he help them if he can’t help himself?