Josh Weil

Keynote Speaker

Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea, the novella collection The New Valley, and story collection The Age of Perpetual Light. A Fulbright Fellow and National Book Foundation 5-under-35 honoree, he has been awarded The American Academy of Arts and Letters’ First Fiction Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Library of Virginia Literary Award, the California Book Award, and a Pushcart. A writing teacher for over a decade, he has most recently taught in the MFA program at Bennington College and at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

Bullet Bio:

• Books: The Age of Perpetual Light, The Great Glass Sea, and The New Valley.

• Awards: the California Book Award in Fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Library of Virginia’s Literary Award in Fiction, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Fiction, 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, a Pushcart Prize, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

• Teaching: in MFA Programs at Columbia University, Bennington College, Brooklyn College, The University of Mississippi, Bowling Green State University, Sierra Nevada College, The New School, and at Writers Conferences, including The Squaw Valley Community of Writers, WritingXWriters, and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference.

Josh Weil - award winning novelist, professional speaker, writing teacher and keynote speaker at 2019 Sierra Writers Conference