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Speech. The Great Glass Sea was awareded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. Watch Josh’s speech (and previous winner Bob Shacochis’ introduction) by clicking the image below:



Award. The Great Glass Sea is named a semi-finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award.  Click image below for more:



Essay. Josh writes about his work routine and life with a newborn for Catching Days. Click here to read.


Interview: Matt Bell interviews Josh for The Brooklyn Rail. Click image to read:



List: BuzzFeed lists The Great Glass Sea as one of 22 Most Exciting Literary Debuts of 2014.  Click image to read:



Conversation: Josh Weil interviews Christian Kiefer on LitHub.  Click image to read:



Interview: Arun Rath interviews Josh on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Click image to listen:



Award. The Great Glass Sea wins the 2015 GrubStreet National Book Prize.  Click image below for more:



Interview: Alex Espinoza interviews Josh for the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Click image to read:



Essay: Josh writes about discovering what it means to him to be Jewish.  Click image to read:



Conversation: Josh Weil and William Pierce talk about writing and life on the Tin House blog.  Click image to read:



Essay: Josh Weil writes about the craft of planting throughlines in fiction for Glimmer Train.  Click image to read:



Interview: Susan Larson interviews Josh for The Reading Life on WWNO. Click here to listen.


Praise: Janet Fitch praises The Great Glass Sea in The Millions.  Click image to read:



Interview: Christina Fries interviews Josh for Zyzzyva.  Click image below to read:



Essay. Josh writes about Putin’s appeal inside Russia for Time.com: Click image to read:



Interview: Josh is interviewed on The Bill Newman show.  Click here to listen:


List: The Washingtonian names The Great Glass Sea one of their Top 10 books for August.  Click image to read:



Essay. Josh writes for Biographile about the summer he turned 18 and wrote a novel while living in Tanzania. Click image to read:



Award. The Great Glass Sea is named a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.  Click image below for more:



Interview: Kojo Nnamdi interviews Josh on NPR. Click image to listen:



List. The Christian Science Monitor names The Great Glass Sea on of the top 10 books for July.  Click image below to read:



Review. The Christian Science Monitor reviews The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Blog: The Quivering Pen. David Abrams writes about the prose in The Great Glass Sea.  Click here to read:


Praise: Book Page names The Great Glass Sea their debut of the week.  Click image to read:



Review. John Freeman reviews The Great Glass Sea for The Boston Globe.  Click image below to read:



Interview: Deborah Kalb interviews Josh about The Great Glass Sea.  Click here to read:


List: Buzzfeed names Josh one of 20 under 40 Debut Writers You Need to be Reading.  Click image for more:



Review. The New York Times Sunday Book Review of The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Essay. Josh writes about love and Russia. Click image to read:



Excerpt: “So Long, So Lonesome”, an excerpt from The Great Glass Sea livepage.apple.comon the Tin House blog.  Click image to read:



TV Interview.  Helen Raptis interviews Josh on live TV.  Click image below to watch:



Interview.  Powell’s Books interviews Josh.  Click image below to read:



Review. The Associated Press reviews The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Blog Post: The Pg. 69 Test. Josh discusses a single page of The Great Glass Sea as a way into the whole novel.  Click here to read:


Blog Post: Writers Read. Josh discusses the books he’s reading right now.  Click image below to read:



Review. The Los Angeles Times reviews The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Review. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reviews The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Essay. “Back in the USSR: Looking for the Russia I Once Knew”, an essay in The New York Times Magazine. Click image to read:



Playlist. Largehearted Boy posts a playlist of songs — a soundtrack to The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Review. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives The Great Glass Sea a rave review.  Click image below to read:



Selection. Powell’s Bookstore picks The Great Glass Sea as #48 in their subscription program.  Click image below for more:



Award Long-List. The Center for Fiction selects The Great Glass Sea on the Long-list for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.  Click image below for more:




Extract. “Once Was Dark”, an extract from The Great Glass Sea in Granta Online. Click image to read:




Excerpt. “Waterborne”, an excerpt from The Great Glass Sea in Guernica. Click image to read:




Short Story. “Long Bright Line”, a short story in the Virginia Quarterly Review. Click image to read:




Profile. The Union profile’s Josh Weil on the launch of The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below:




Selection. Huff Post Books picks The Great Glass Sea as a Book of the Week.  Click image below to read:



Selection. Bustle picks The Great Glass Sea for “July 2014’s Best Books: 8 Must-Reads”.  Click image below to read:



Selection. Flavorwire picks The Great Glass Sea as one of  “10 Must-read Books for July”.  Click image below to read:



Interview.  The Poetics Projects interviews Josh.  Click image below to read:



Review. Publisher’s Weekly reviews The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Selection. The Great Glass Sea selected for the L.A. Times’ Summer Books Preview.  Click image below for more:




Review. Book Page reviews The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



Review. Fantasy Literature gives The Great Glass Sea a great review.  Click image below to read:



Review. Kirkus gives The Great Glass Sea a *starred* early review.  Click image below to read:

 


Review. Library Journal posts an early review of The Great Glass Sea.  Click image below to read:



New Story. A piece of flash fiction in the June issue of Esquire: “How to Be a Man”, written to promote the non-profit Narrative 4.  Click image below for more:





New Personal Essay. An essay about the pain and beauty that love brings, in the April 2013 issue of The Sun.  Click image below to read an excerpt:




New Short Story.  A flash fiction piece called “Pawn” in This Land’s Imaginary Oklahoma series (click image below:




National Book Foundation Exhibition of Fiction Finalists.  An appreciation of Christine Schutt’s Florida.  Click image below:




National Book Foundation Exhibition of Fiction Finalists.  An appreciation of Jim Shepard’s Like You’d Understand, Anyway.  Click image below:




National Book Foundation Exhibition of Fiction Finalists.  An appreciation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.  Click image below:




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!