Bonnie West

Bonnie West (Fiction) | St. Paul, MN

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Bonnie West’s book Boyfriends is her debut fiction collection published by InkTears, a small press in England. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Minetta Review, The Talking Stick, Women’s Day, Redbook Magazine, and The Austin Chronicle. She was runner up in Novel-in-progress at The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She previously published a bilingual Japanese/English book, Hideki and Kenji Save the Day. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband.


Boyfriends (InkTears, 2016). Short Stories. Fiction.
Boyfriends (InkTears, 2016). Short Stories. Fiction.
Hideki and Kenji Save the Day (Gaku Press, 2013). Children's Fiction.
Hideki and Kenji Save the Day (Gaku Press, 2013). Children’s Fiction.

Press & Reviews

There is no one better than Bonnie West at finding the sweet, tender spot between comedy and tragedy. These brilliant stories zing with humor and then break your heart – until you laugh out loud again. I envy you if you are reading West’s work for the first time. You are in for a memorable treat.
—Robin Black, author of, If I loved you, I would tell you this and Life Drawing.

Funny, sad, unexpected and bold, Bonnie West’s stories are like little nuggets of gold, unearthed by a most wise and astute miner.
—Lorna Landvik, author of ten novels including Patty Jane’s House of Curl and Best to Laugh.

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