Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea; the novella collection The New Valley; and The Age of Perpetual Light, stories.

A New York Times Editor’s Choice and Powell’s Indiespensible selection, The Great Glass Sea won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, and the Library of Virginia’s Literary Award in Fiction, and was short-listed for The Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.  The New Valley (also a New York Times Editor’s Choice) won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation. Weil’s short fiction has garnered a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Granta, Esquire, Tin House, and One Story, among others. He has written non-fiction for The New York Times, The Sun, Poets & Writers and A recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, he has been the Tickner Writer-in-Residence at Gilman School, the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University, and the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught in the graduate programs at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and Bennington College.

Born in the Appalachian mountains of Southwest Virginia, he currently lives with his family in Northern California’s Sierra Nevada.

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"Josh Weil is a terrific young writer. His sense of what is crucial and dramatic make his stories deeply alive."

        – John Casey, author of Testimony and Demeanor and Spartina, a National Book Award Winner

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“Among the most gifted writers of his generation.”

— Colum McCann, author of Trans-Atlantic and Let the Great World Spin, a National Book Award winner