Josh Weil

Josh Weil is a prize-winning author of one novel, The Great Glass Sea (2014), and two collections, one of novellas (The New Valley, 2009) and one of short stories (The Age of Perpetual Light, 2017). His fiction has been noted for its “breadth, intensity and audacity of ambition” (New York Times) and for how it evokes “the mythic feel of a contemporary classic” (Los Angeles Times). Together, his three books have been awarded numerous prizes, among them the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the California Book Award, and a 5-Under-35 Award from the National Book Foundation.

Josh Weil was born in the Appalachian mountains of Southwest Virginia and now resides in California. He has been a featured fellow and guest instructor at institutions such as the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Gotham Writer's Workshop, Columbia University, and Bennington College. His short stories and essays have been widely published, for instance in Granta, Narrative, Guernica, American Short Fiction, Esquire, Ploughshares, the New York Times, and Salon. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from Ohio University.

You can find out more about Josh Weil and his works on his homepage. At ASL, he will be teaching two classes in the summer term of 2019.

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Prof. Josh Weil
Picador Guest Professor for Literature
Room GWZ 3 5.14 | Phone: 0341/9737333