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William Borden

Author's Bio

William Borden's novel, Dancing with Bears, is forthcoming from Livingston Press. His novel Superstoe, first published in the U.S. by Harper & Row and in England by Victor Gollancz, was reissued by Orloff Press. His short stories have won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize and The Writers Voice Competition and have been published in over 40 magazines and anthologies. Eurydice’s Song was published by Bayeux Arts, Calgary, Alberta, and St. Andrew’s Press, Laurinberg, NC. His poems have appeared in over 100 magazines and anthologies. Essays appeared in American Scholar and Flyway. The film adaptation of his play, The Last Prostitute, starring Sonia Braga, was shown on Lifetime Television. His plays have won over 100 competitions and have had over 300 productions throughout the world. He was Fiction Editor of The North Dakota Quarterly 1986-2002 and is Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at The University of North Dakota.

Publications and Prizes

Dancing with Bears (Livingston Press, 2008), Eurydice's Song (St. Andrews Press, 1999), Superstoe (Orloff, 1996), Slow Step & Dance (Loonfeather Press, 1991)
Main Street Rag Short Fiction Anthology (Main Street Rag Press, 2008), Tartts Three (Livingston Press, 2008), Minnesota Poetry Calendar (Black Hat Press, 2001), Fresh Water (Pudding House Publications, 2000), Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams (Pudding House Publications, 2000), Grrrrr (Arctos Press, 1999), American Fiction (New Rivers Press, 1996)
American Scholar, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Flyway, Louisville Review, Midwest Quarterly, New Orleans Review, New York Stories, Poets On, Quantum Tao, Rag Mag, Rattle, South Dakota Review, The Prague Review

William Borden Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Essays by Montaigne, Rabelais by Donald Frame, The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind, Henry James Goes to Paris by Peter Brook, Rembrandt by Ernst van de Wetering

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Listing last updated: August 7, 2008

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Seniors, Teachers
Born in:
Indianapolis, IN
Raised in:
Indianapolis, IN

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