Bill Beverly

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William Beverly (born 1965)[1] is an American crime writer, winner of the Gold Dagger, an award given by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year, Dodgers.

Early life[edit]

Beverly grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, attending Kalamazoo Central High School. He studied at Oberlin College and the University of Florida,[2] where he earned a Ph.D. in American literature for his research on criminal fugitive stories.[3]


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.

His first novel, Dodgers, was published in 2016 by Crown Publishing in North America, by No Exit Press in the United Kingdom, by Southside Stories in Sweden and by Editions Seuil in France.[4]

Beverly teaches American literature and writing at Trinity University, Washington DC.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Beverly and his wife, the poet and writer Deborah Ager, live in Hyattsville, Maryland.[3]


  • On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover's America (2003)
  • Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine (coedited with John Poch and Deborah Ager, 2013)
  • Dodgers (2016)


  1. ^ "Dodgers : Beverly, William, 1965- : Book, Regular Print Book : Toronto Public Library". 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  2. ^ "Bill Beverly". Penguin Random House. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  3. ^ a b c "Bill Beverly | No Exit Press". Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  4. ^ Beverly, Bill (5 April 2016). "Dodgers: A Novel". Crown – via Amazon.