Robert Boswell

Texas, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Graywolf Press published Robert Boswell’s new novel Tumbledown in August 2013. His collection of stories The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards was a finalist for the 2010 PEN USA Literary Award in fiction. He is the author of seven novels (including Century’s Son, Mystery Ride, and Crooked Hearts), three story collections, a play, a cyberpunk novel, and two books of nonfiction. He has received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Iowa School of Letters Award for Fiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, the John Gassner Prize for Playwriting, and the Evil Companions Award. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, Esquire, Colorado Review, and many other magazines. Boswell teaches creative writing at the University of Houston, where he holds the Cullen Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program. 





  • Tumbledown , Graywolf (August 6, 2013)


  • Cullen Distinguished Chair of Creative Writing at University of Houston (August 2002 - )

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting