Doug Borsom

Doug Borsom grew up in Hinsdale, Illinois. He studied physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, but transferred to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois to study literature, and discovered creative writing classes. He had started writing at age 12 because he thought books were powerful, so writing conferred power. He completed his MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1975. “I don’t think of myself as a writer,” he says. “It’s just something I do.” After Iowa, he taught creative writing for three years at Southwest  Missouri State before returning to school to study mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. For 20 years, his day job was in the computer industry. Doug lives in Pasadena and is writing a novel.