Blanche Boyd

Blanche Boyd

Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence

Joined Connecticut College: 1982

B.A. in English, Pomona College
M.A., Stanford University


Feminist fiction

Creative writing

Blanche McCrary Boyd, the Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Connecticut College.

Her novel, "Tomb of the Unknown Racist," will be 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.

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Majoring in English.

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Mailing Address

Blanche Boyd
Connecticut College
Box #5421
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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