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Alice K. BoatwrightAlice K. Boatwright is the author of the Ellie Kent mysteries, which debuted with Under an English Heaven, winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem Grand Prize. The sequel What Child Is This? will be published in 2017. She is also author of the award-winning Collateral Damage, three linked novellas about the Vietnam War, and dozens of published short stories.

Alice holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and has taught at the University of New Hampshire, UC Berkeley, and the American School of Paris. Formerly based in the UK and France, she currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.

“Engrossing stories told with considerable artistry, full of recognition and sympathy.”
–Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce

News and Events

HocTok, Brooklyn journal of arts and culture, features interview and excerpt

HocTok, an arts and culture journal based in Brooklyn, featured Alice K. Boatwright and Under an English Heaven in April. The feature included both an excerpt from the book and an interview about writing and publishing today. Boatwright’s advice to emerging writers: “Never give up on a story you believe in.” Read more

Boatwright is ManyBooks Author of the Day 

Alice K. Boatwright was the ManyBooks Author of the Day on Tuesday, 18 April. The interview covered topics from how she came to write the Ellie Kent mysteries (she was living in England. . . ), her writing tips (never give up) and her “other cool skills”. Read more to find what she said.

Save the Date: Mysterious England returns on Saturday, 15 July

Three American authors who write mysteries set in England will offer their popular “Mysterious England” program at the South Hill Library (WA) on Saturday, 15 July, from 2-3:30 pm. Alice K. Boatwright, Candace Robb, and Marty Wingate will read and discuss their mysteries, answer questions, sign books, and then join the participants for an English tea. Join us!


Author photo: Maria Aragon