Robert Boswell

    Robert Boswell is the author of five novels (Century’s Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, Crooked Hearts), two story collections (Living to Be 100, Dancing in the Movies), and one play (Tongues). . He shares the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston with his wife, Antonya Nelson. Three movies have been made from Boswell’s fiction, most recently the made-for-television movie “Twelve Mile Road” which played on CBS in the fall. 

    Praise for Century’s Son (Knopf, 2002)


    • Unexpectedly deep and effective…—The New York Times Book Review
    • Stunning…Cross Anne Tyler with Michael Chabon and you’d get a cast something like the one Boswell has bred. —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    • Like some alchemist, Boswell uses language to invoke a depth of feeling out of all proportion to the simplicity of his words. —Booklist, Starred Review

    Praise for Crooked Hearts (Knopf, 1993)

    • A delicately balanced ensemble piece that both gives us deftly drawn portraits…and delineates the ever-shifting bonds of love, hate, guilt and envy that connects them. —New York Times


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