The Houston Press Blog recently featured faculty member Robert Boswell as part of its “100 Creatives” series:
University of Houston professor Robert Boswell always wanted to write, but took some sideways paths along the way to his present acclaim as author of 11 books and the writer of the cyber-punk novel, Virtual Death.
He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in both psychology and creative writing. But he went on to earn his graduate degree in rehabilitation counseling. He practiced counseling in both Tucson and later in San Diego for two years.
As time went on, he only became more convinced that he wanted to pursue his writing career. So returning to the University Arizona, he earned his MFA in Creative Writing. He accepted a teaching position at Northwestern University just north of Chicago and then another at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, where he worked for 20 years...[Keep Reading]…
Robert is the author of The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2010, Graywolf).