William Deverell

Discipline/Field: Fiction Writer

Based in: Pasadena, CA

About: William Deverell has been Professor of History at the University of Southern California since 2004. He founded and directs the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.

As a California Writing Resident, Bill will finish two short stories that are part of a larger collection-in-progress.

Project Title:  “Arraigned” and “Driftwood” diverge from his specialization in the history of the American West by taking their inspiration from a desire to explore questions of meaning and belonging rather than historical problems and mysteries.

Website/links to project: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences