Jo Ann Beard
Jo Ann Beard’s is the author of the book of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth (1999). Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Tin House, the Iowa Review, Best American Essays, O magazine and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Whiting Foundation award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has just completed a novel, In Zanesville, which will be published by Little, Brown in April 2011.