Kevin Alexander Boon


Kevin Alexander Boon

Kevin Boon (October 13, 1956- ) is a writer, educator, artist, and musician. He is married to Leslie Marie (née Stephenson) and has three children, two by birth and one by proxy (Simon, Oliver, and Amy).

Career

Boon earned a Ph.D. in literature from the University of South Florida (USF) in 1995. Afterwards, he taught as a visiting instructor at USF, then traveled back in time and spent one year as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Alabama's main campus in Tuscaloosa. He moved to New York where he continued writing and took a position as an assistant professor of American Studies at the State University of New York's Maritime College. After three years, he moved on to Penn State where he is currently an associate professor of English at the Mont Alto campus.

Publications

Boon has published articles, poems, screenplays, short stories, music, and film, and is the author/editor of ten books.

Books

"Script Culture: The Screenplay in America." Wayne State University Press. (2008)
"George Orwell". Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish. (under production, forthcoming 2008)
"Ernest Hemingway". Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish. 2007.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald". Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, 2005.
"The Human Genome Project: What Does Decoding DNA Mean for Us?" (Issues in Focus) Enslow Publishers. 2002. (Selected as one of the Best Books of 2004 by Science Books & Film, Jan./ Feb. 2004)
"At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut". Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut. State University of New York Press, 2001.
"Absolute Zero". (novel) Fort Schuyler Press, 1999.
"Reading the Sea: New Essays on Sea Literature". Fort Schuyler Press, 1999.
"An Interpretive Commentary on Virginia Woolf's The Waves". Mellen Press, 1998.
"Chaos Theory and the Interpretation of Literary Texts: The Case of Kurt Vonnegut". Mellen Press, 1997.

In 2006, Boon wrote and directed "The Art of Charles Dickinson", a documentary about artist Charles Dickinson, the grandson of artist Sidney Dickinson and a relative of artist Edwin Dickinson. (Slapping Wind Films, Third Child Productions)


Boon's latest novel, B.O.O.T. (The Book of Obvious Truth) was praised by Kurt Vonnegut, who referred to it as "a clearly heroic and brilliant work." Despite Vonnegut's endorsement, Boon is still seeking a publisher.


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