Josh Weil is the author of the novels The North of the World (forthcoming) and The Great Glass Sea, the novella collection The New Valley, and the 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’ Sue Kaufman Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the California Book Award, the GrubStreet National Book Prize, the Library of Virginia Literary Award, the New Writer’s Award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and a Pushcart. A graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University, he has been the Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, the Distinguished Lecturer at the Sozopol Writing Seminars, the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University, the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and the Visiting Writer at the University of California, Irvine. He has taught at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and the Community of Writers in Squaw Valley as well as in MFA programs at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and Bennington College. He lives with his family in California’s Sierra Nevada.