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Western Sense Welcomes a New Board Member

We are excited to welcome Josh Weil, celebrated writer and author, to the Founding Board of Western Sense. Borrowed from his website:

Josh Weil is the author of the novel The Great Glass Sea (Grove Atlantic, 2014) and the novella collection The New Valley (Grove Atlantic, 2009).

A New York Times Editor’s Choice, The Great Glass Sea won the GrubStreet National Book Prize, was shortlisted for The Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and was selected for Powell’s Indiespensible program. The New Valley (also a New York Times Editor’s Choice) won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation.

Weil’s other fiction has appeared in Granta, Esquire, Tin House and One Story, and he has written non-fiction for The New York Times, The Sun, Poets & Writers and Time.com. A recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, he has been the Tickner Writer-in-Residence at Gilman School, the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bowling Green State University, and the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.

Born in the Appalachian mountains of Southwest Virginia, he currently lives with his family in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

Beyond his myriad writing accomplishments, Josh has a unique love and appreciation for rural living, small towns, and vast open spaces. We are excited to have his enthusiasm and expertise join the Board in guiding our organization’s focus and growth.

Welcome to Western Sense, Josh!