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Bill Beverly

Bill Beverly


Artist Work


Artist Information

Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Literary Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2019, 2016

Artist Bio

Bill Beverly is the author of On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover's America (University Press of Mississippi 2003) and Dodgers (Crown 20160. An editor of 32 Poems Magazine, he coedited Old Flame: From the First 10 years of 32 Poems (WordFarm 2013).

He grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and studied creative writing at Oberlin College and the University of Florida. His doctoral dissertation in American literature focused on American narratives of criminal flight from 1932 to 1952, including I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang!; J. Edgar Hoover and John Dillinger; film noir texts including Petrified Forest, Gun Crazy and White Heat; and Native Son and Invisible Man. This dissertation, written in Florida, became On the Lam.

He published short fiction in Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, and Redux. He began working with longer narratives in 1999, and Dodgers is his first novel in print. It has been recognized as an Indie Next! Pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, and Amazon best Books Pick, and an iBooks Pick for April 2016.

He is at work on a second novel.

For 13 years he has been faculty in the English Program at Trinity University in Washinton. An associate professor, he teaches American and general literature courses, creative writing, film, and composition courses.

He has lived in Maryland since 1999. He lives in Hyattsville with his wife and daughter.