Best Living Idaho Writer

Alan Heathcock

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In the storied annals of Best of Boise history, this victory may go down as one of the tightest ever, but it seems kind of fitting, considering Alan Heathcock is known for working hard to get his work in front of audiences. And what a lucky audience we are. Heathcock's debut collection of short stories, Volt, has not only been racking up the awards and accolades, but two of the stories are being adapted to film. All the while, Heathcock has remained in the middle of Boise's literary world while also teaching fiction writing at Boise State. He's even lent his credibility to Boise Weekly's own Fiction 101 writing contest by serving as one of the esteemed judges for the past two years--something we hope he'll consider doing again. We're not above begging.

Second Place: Anthony Doerr,

Third Place: Tim Woodward,

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