The prose is tight, the dialogue rhythmic, the pacing fast, the violence measured, and the ending unexpected. So what if I lost some sleep?

-Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-Prize winner


Bill Beverly is the author of Dodgers, one of the most critically-acclaimed debuts in crime fiction publishing history. Dodgers won the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was longlisted for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. In the U.K., Dodgers achieved something no book has ever done before – winning both the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel.

Beverly grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and studied at Oberlin College and the University of Florida. His research on criminal fugitives and the stories surrounding them became the book On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America. Between 2003 and 2012, Beverly was a contributing editor with 32 Poems Magazine, a poetry magazine founded by publisher Deborah Ager and poetry editor John Poch. He currently teaches American literature and writing at Trinity University in Washington, DC.