Josh Weil with Carol Guess & Urban Waite
This evening brings Dayton Literary Peace Prize-winning fiction writer Josh Weil back to Seattle to read from his new story collection, The Age of Perpetual Light (Grove Atlantic), and to be joined in the reading here by Bellingham-based poet Carol Guess and Seattle novelist Urban Waite. Here at Elliott Bay for the award-winning novel, The Great Glass Sea, he shows himself to be more than adept at the short story form as well.
"How much wattage does it take to illuminate the darkest corners of the human heart? In eight complex, luminous and light bearing stories, and with endless compassion for his superbly drawn characters, Josh Weil has the audacity to ask such a question, knowing full well that the answer may be: more than we have ever, or will ever have."—Pam Houston.
“A rich, often dazzling collection of short stories linked by themes while ranging widely in style from Babel-like fables to gritty noir and sci-fi.... engrossing, persuasively detailed and written with a deep affection for the way language can, in masterful hands, convey us to marvelous new worlds.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Carol Guess teaches in the MFA program at Western Washington University and is the author of books of prose and poetry, most recently The Reckless Remainder (Noctuary Press, co-written with Kelly Magee).
Urban Waite’s three novels - The Terror of Living, The Carrion Birds, and Sometimes the Wolf (William Morrow) have all been highly praised, and all are spooky as all get out.
Presented by HUGO HOUSE.