Faculty News: Charles Boyer Wins 2017 Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award

January 9, 2017

Montserrat College of Art Liberal Arts Professor Charles Boyer has earned the 2017 Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for Fiction for his novel, History’s Child,” published by New Issues Poetry and Prose. See the Association’s announcement here.

History’s Child is loosely based on the life of Charles Boyer’s father-in-law, who worked with anti-Stalin partisans as a teen and was captured by the Soviets and sent into the Gulag at the age of seventeen. Read the review of his novel in The Salem News.

Charles M. Boyer grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin and went to Beloit College, but has lived in New England for thirty years. He has an M.A. in fiction from the University of New Hampshire, and teaches English and Humanities at Montserrat College of Art.  He has received a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board and a Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and has published poems and stories with The Atlanta Review, Abraxas, Livingston Press, Literal Latte, and other venues.  He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his family.


$18.00 paperback | 590 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-936970-39-1
Publication Date: January 2016
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AWP Award Series in the Novel