Blanche McCrary Boyd was, until her retirement in 2022, the Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Connecticut College.
Her novel, Tomb of the Unknown Racist, was released in May 2018. Earlier books include the novels The Revolution of Little Girls and Terminal Velocity, and a collection of autobiographical essays, The Redneck Way of Knowledge. Her short story "The Black Hand Girl” was included in Best American Short Stories 1989.
Among Boyd’s awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fiction Fellowship, a Creative Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the Lambda Award for Lesbian Fiction. She graduated from Pomona College and holds a master of arts degree in English from Stanford, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing. She is a member of P.E.N., the Authors Guild, the Writers Guild of America and Phi Beta Kappa.
A native of South Carolina, Boyd has taught at Connecticut College since 1982.
Visit her personal website to learn more about her work.
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