Josh Weil

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Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea (Grove, July 2014), a New York Times Editor’s Choice that was short-listed for The Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation.


Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea and the novella collection The New Valley, both New York Times Editor’s Choices. A Fulbright Fellow and National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, his awards include the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Library of Virginia’s Award in Fiction, the New Writers Award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and a Pushcart Prize.

His short writing has appeared in Granta, Tin House, One Story, Esquire, and The New York Times. Granted fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, VCCA, and the MacDowell Colony, he has taught in the MFA programs at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, The New School and Bennington College, and been Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University and Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. He currently lives with his family in California’s Sierra Nevada.