Joseph Allen Boone

The author of three books of non-fiction and one musical drama based on a Melville novel, Joseph Allen Boone is a professor of literature and gender studies at the University of Southern California. The manuscript of his first novel, "Furnace Creek," was the only adult fiction finalist in the Leapfrog Fiction Prize (2018). He has placed six stories in literary journals in the past two years, one of which, "He," received Third Prize in the 2018 Hackney Fiction Awards. A seventh story has been a finalist in two other short story competitions this year. Boone has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, ACLS, NHC, and Huntington Library, as well as residencies at Bogliasco, Bellagio, and Valparaiso.