Crime Writer William Boyle Invades Pittsburgh

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Praised by the Los Angeles Times and writers as diverse as Willy Vlautin and Megan Abbott, William Boyle will be reading from his brand new collection of crime stories DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY (Broken River, 2015). Also reading will be Pittsburgh authors Lori Jakiela, Dave Newman, and (the greatest of the greatest) Bob Pajich.


William Boyle is from Brooklyn, NY and lives in Oxford, MS. He is the author of the novel Gravesend and the short story collection Death Don't Have No Mercy. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Mississippi Noir (edited by Tom Franklin), L.A. Review of Books, The Rumpus, Hobart, Lazy Fascist Review, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and other magazines and journals. Gravesend will be published in France by Rivages/Noir in late 2015.

A recent winner of the City of Asylum Pittsburgh Prize, Lori Jakiela is the author of Belief is its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe (Atticus Books, 2015), and two memoirs -- The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious (C&R Press, 2013) and Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette 2006) -- as well as a poetry collection, Spot the Terrorist! (Turning Point, 2012). Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Creative Nonfiction/Brevity, River Teeth, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Tears in the Fence (U.K.), and elsewhere. She has received a Golden Quill award for excellence in column writing, as well as multiple Pushcart Prize nominations in both poetry and creative nonfiction. She lives in Trafford, PA with her husband and their two children.

Dave Newman has published more than 100 poems, stories, essays, and articles in magazines and journals around the world. He is the author of five books, including the novel Two Small Birds (Writers Tribe Books, 2014), the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best books of the year by L Magazine, and The Poem Factory (White Gorilla Press, 2015). He lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley, with his wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children.

Author of The Trolleyman (Low Ghost 2012), Pajich has worked as a community newspaper reporter in towns around Pittsburgh since 1999, and was managing editor and lead news writer for the world’s largest magazine dedicated to the game of poker: Card Player -- where he currently writes a series called "Men Of Action." His work has appeared in The New Yinzer, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, Everyone, Exquisite, was second-place finisher in a Nerve Cowboy Chapbook contest. He is a musician and a member of the bands Pond Hockey and Moldies and Monsters. He lives in East Pittsburgh.
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