"Masterful writing with an authentic voice. Dark, relentless stories with slivers of light and moments of tenderness that are powerful and redemptive." Tim McKee,
Managing Editor, The Sun Magazine
"Boilard's narrators – with their fresh, colloquial, unpretentious voices – stand out. I enjoy the action, the humour and the flashes of pathos." Philip O Ceallaigh,
Author, The Pleasant Light of Day
"Boilard shows us the beauty in the ugly and the ugly in the beauty, scenes that linger as an embraced memory enhanced with refined sentiment."Timothy Gager,
Editor, Wilderness House Literary Review

Jon Boilard was born and raised in small towns in Western Massachusetts. He has been living in Northern California since 1986. His award-winning short stories have appeared in some of the finest literary journals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Jon's debut short story collection, SETTRIGHT ROAD (Dzanc Books/2017), was preceded by two novels, THE CASTAWAY LOUNGE (Dzanc Books/2015) and A RIVER CLOSELY WATCHED (MacAdam Cage/2012). ARCW was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. He has participated in the Cork International Short Story Festival in Cork, Ireland, the Wroclaw Short Story Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, and LitQuake in San Francisco, California.

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