Josh Weil


Josh Weil is the author of The New Valley (Grove, 2009), a New York Times Editors’ Choice that won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation; the GLCA New Writers Award; and was shortlisted for the Virginia Literary Award in Fiction. Weil’s short fiction has appeared in Granta, One Story, Agni, Glimmer Train, and American Short Fiction; he has written non-fiction for The New York Times, Granta Online, Oxford American and Poets & Writers. Since earning his MFA from Columbia University, he has received the Dana Award in Portfolio and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, the Writer’s Center, and the Fulbright Foundation. Formerly the Tickner Writer-in-Residence at Gilman School, he is currently the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University; next year, he will join the faculty at the University of Mississippi as the John and Renee Grisham Emerging Southern Writer.