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Interview: with Chapter 16, a Tennessee based community of writers and readers.   Click to read.




Interview: Metro Pulse.  Click to read the covnversation with Knoxville’s Cari Gervin.



Fiction: “Half of All of What Was True”.  Columbia University’s Alumni magazine publishes an excerpt from Josh’s novel-in-progress River Horse.   Click to read the excerpt.




Interview: Ploughshares -- The Follow Up.   Click to read Josh’s conversation with James Scott.




Review: Of Battlefields and Bibliophiles.  David Woodbury posts about Josh’s civil war era novella “Solarium” (recently published in American Short Fiction).   Click to read.




Review: The Review Review. An appreciation of One Story, including praise for Josh’s story “No Flies, No Folly” (One Story issue 143).  Click to read.




Review: The Review Review.  A discussion of the issue of Glimmer Train in which Josh’s story “Malvern Hill” was published.  Click to read.




Essay: Oxford American. An essay for the “Best of the South” issue.   Click to read.




Interview: The Fiction Writer’s Review.   Click to read Josh’s conversation with Mary Westbrook.



Book of the Week: The Fiction Writer’s Review.  Jeremiah Chamberlian selects The New Valley as the book of the week.   Click to read.




New Edition: Das Neue Tal. The German edition of Stillman Wing, the second novella in The New Valley, is now available via Dumont Buchverlag -- as a stand-alone book.  Click to take a look.




Interview: The Red and the Black.  Inverview with the independent student newspaper out of The University of Georgia.   Click to read.



Interview: Tottenville Review.  An in-depth, extensive interview.   Click to read the conversation between Josh and John Gilmore.



Review: Tottenville Review. Carmie Banasky reviews The New Valley for the novella issue of the online journal.  Click to read the review.



Interview: Sheepish Fashionista.  A fun and different interview on this fashion-literature mash-up blog.   Click to read the interview.



Interview: NPR’s Page by Page Baltimore.  Jonathan Bastian interviews Josh for the NPR show Page by Page.   Click to listen to the interview.




Op-Ed in The New York Times: Josh’s personal essay, The Summer that Ended All Summers.




The Quivering Pen: In conversation with The New Yorker’s recent list of 20 best new authors under 40, David Abrams compiles an alternative list of his own, including The New ValleyClick to read.


Interview: Oxford American. The venerable Southern magazine interviews Josh Weil.   Click to read.



Interview: Marissa Bell Toffoli interviews me for a nice new author-interview site: Words With Writers.



Interview: Baltimore-based writer Meghan Kenny interviews me for the Balitmore-based JMWW.  Click to read.




The American Academy of Arts & Letters awards The New Valley the 2010 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction For “the best work of first fiction published in 2009.”  Click to read the press release.




The Great Lakes Colleges Association awards The New Valley the 2010 New Writers Award in Fiction.   Click to read the judges’ comments.




The National Book Foundation posts some great videos of the 5-under-35 event.  Click to see interviews with, and readings by, me and the other four honorees. 




Interview: WYPR Baltimore.  Sheila Kast interviews me for the NPR show Maryland Morning.   Click to listen to the interview (begins 1/3 of the way through).




Ploughshares Review: Sherrie Flick reviews The New Valley  in one of the best literary journals around.  Click to read.



Largehearted Boy, one of my favorite blogs, includes The New Valley (alongside books by my friends CE Morgan and Robert Goolrick) in a list of Favorite Novels for 2009 .  Click to read.




Margo Rabb, a great writer with a great blog, posts an interview with me.  Click to read.



The wise and well-spoken (and written) Robert J. Howell reviews The New Valley at The Daily Sabbatical.  Click to read.


Sabra Wineteer writes about four authors’ varied views of the American South (I’m one, and so is my pal Skip Horak) in The Rumpus.  Check it out Here.




Francis M. at The blog Booking Around writes a thoughtful review of The New Valley.  Click to read.


The National Book Foundation honors The New Valley with a 5-Under-35 Award.  Click to see video of the event.




The New York Times books blog Paper Cuts posts Stray Questions for Josh Weil.  Click to read.




WVTF, the main NPR station for Southwestern Virginia, broadcasts an interview  with me.  Click to listen to the interview.




Newtonville Books posts an interview with me (with great, unique questions) on their blog.  Click to read.



Stacy Muszyski reviews The New Valley in The Collagist.    Click to read the review.




WriterHouse in Charlottesville, VA, posts audio of an evening I spent there reading from The New Valley and answering questions about the novella as a form.  Click to listen to it.



The New River Voice, an online magazine out of the area upon which The New Valley is based, interviews me.   Click to read.



The Richmond Times-Dispatch highlights The New Valley in their Book Notes section.   Click to read.




American Short Fiction (my story “The First Bad Thing” appears in the current issue) posts my thoughts on the daily routines of wirting in their series On Ritual.   Click to read the post.



Deena Drewis reviews The New Valley on Flatmancrooked.   Click to read the review.



The author Pauls Toutonghi reviews The New Valley on his blog.   Click to read the review.


Vernacular, Emerson College’s graduate student blog, reviews The New Valley.   Click to read the review.


The blog Booking Around reviews The New Valley.   Click to read the review. 


Granta publishes an essay of Josh’s, One Ridge Over, about the land and people upon which The New Valley is based.   Click to read the essay.



Jamie Kornegay of Turnrow Books posts a piece on the bookstore’s blog about my reading there, The New Valley, and novellas in general.  Click to read it.



John Aielli of KUT Austin interviews me about The New Valley.   Click to listen to the entire, unedited interview posted on the website for Aielli Unleashed.



The New Orleans Times-Picayune reviews The New Valley.   Click to read the review. 


Poets & Writers Includes The New Valley in their summer reading list.   Click to read the list.   


Poets & Writers publishes my essay, My Novella Dilemma: Making the Case for a Maligned Form, in the July/August issue.



Writers Read and The Campaign for the American Reader each post my thoughts about what I’m reading right now, and what I’ve read recently that I loved.  Find it HERE and HERE.


The Charleston Sunday Gazette reviews The New Valley.   Click to read the review.


Guernica publishes an excerpt from The New Valley online.   Click to the excerpt from “Sarverville Remains”.



The Rumpus reviews The New Valley.   Click to the review.




The New York Times Sunday Book Review picks The New Valley as an EDITOR’S CHOICE.   Click to read.


Andrew’s Book Club chooses The New Valley as the June big-house pick.   Click to read the interview.


The New York Times Sunday Book Review reviews The New Valley.   Click to read.



Book Notes Essay on Largehearted Boy.   Click to read my music playlist for The New Valley.



The Believer reviews The New Valley.  Click to read the review by Don Waters.




New Essay:  Glimmer Train, has just published my craft-essay, “Breathing Room” about expansion and compression in fiction.  Click to read.



Narrative Magazine publishes “Osby”, a story derived from excerpts of The New Valley, in the spring paperback issue.   Click here to read the story online.



New Interview:  “On the Couch with Josh Weil” on Eric Forbes’s Book Addict’s Guide to Good Books.  Click to read.


Booklist Reviews The New Valley.  Click to read the review.


Library Journal Reviews The New Valley.  Click to read the review.


Publisher’s Weekly Reviews The New Valley.  Click to read the starred review.


Publisher’s Weekly Spotlights The New Valley in their January 26, 2009 Issue.  Click to read the interview with Josh.


The New Valley Publication Date set: June 3, 2009!