William Borden

Fiction Writer, Poet

Royse City, TX
Texas US

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 & Prizes


Main Street Rag Short Fiction Anthology (Main Street Rag, 2008)
Tartts Three (Livingston Press, 2008)
Dancing with Bears (Livingston Press, 2008)
American Scholar
Cincinnati Poetry Review
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New York Stories
Poets On
Quantum Tao
Rag Mag
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The Prague Review


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)
Eurydice's Song (St. Andrews Press, 1999)
Superstoe (Orloff, 1996)
Slow Step & Dance (Loonfeather Press, 1991)

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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Adults, Seniors, Teachers
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Indianapolis, IN
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Last update: Aug 07, 2008