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Josh Weil to Read His Fiction at MTSU Lecture

Middle Tennessee State University Welcomes

JOSH WEIL

READING HIS FICTION

4:30 P.M.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

 

Hazelwood Dining Room, JUB

 

Josh Weil is currently the John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi.  His collection of novellasThe New Valley (Grove, 2009) was given the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the FLCA, and a “5 under 35” award from the National Book Foundation.  Writing about this book, novelist Maureen Howard says, “His rendering of place is strong as Flannery O’Connor’s; his engagement with the moral landscape of a sorry corner of the country is sure as Cormac McCarthy’s.”  Weil has received fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, the James Merrill House, and the MacDowell Colony. 

 

This event is sponsored by the MTSU Department of English and the Virginia Peck Trust Fund.

Want more information?  Contact Bob Petersen at 615-898-2589.

 

He will be available from 2:00 to 4:00 in PH 304A and would welcome faculty and students who would like to walk in, introduce themselves, and talk.