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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:





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