Welcome to David-Joy.com
Welcome to the official site of David Joy. Joy is the author of the Edgar® nominated novel Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam, 2015), as well as the forthcoming novel The Weight Of This World (Putnam, 2017). He is represented by Julia Kenny of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.
The Weight Of This World available for preorder!
Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends To Go, was hailed as “a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature” (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina for his second novel, a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past. The Weight Of This World is set for release on March 7, 2017 from Putnam Books. To preorder a copy today click here.
Among 43 American titles, Where All Light Tends To Go was recently longlisted for the €100,000 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations came from libraries in 109 cities and 40 countries worldwide. The shortlist will be published on April 11, 2017 and the Lord Mayor will announce the winner on June 21. To read a press release on the award click here.
French edition of Where All Light Tends To Go set for release in August 2016
The French edition of Where All Light Tends to Go will be released by Sonatine Editions in August 2016. Sonatine has a wonderful history, including the translations of writers like Gillian Flynn, Larry McMurty, Meg Wolitzer, and Harry Crews. Joy is extremely excited about having his work represented in the French market. In September, Joy will be taking part in multiple events at Festival America in Vincennes, France. Festival America is a unique gathering of fiction writers coming from all over North America: Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti and the Caribbean. The festival is the only literary event of its kind in Europe.
Joy joins Writer's Bone with essay on place
Joy recently joined the Writer's Bone team with an essay titled, "One Place misUnderstood." Coupled with images by Appalachian photographer Roger May, the essay examines the difficulty in defining Appalachia--even for Appalachians--and the danger of regionalization. To read the essay click here.
Where All Light Tends To Go named an Edgar® Award finalist for First Novel
Where All Light Tends To Go was named a finalist for the 2016 Edgar® Awards for Best First Novel. The Mystery Writers of America announced on January 19th, celebrating the 207th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. Along with four other debut novels, Joy's Where All Light Tends To Go was recognized for Best First Novel.
Order signed and personalized copies of Where All Light Tends To Go from Joy's local indie bookstore
If you would like to have a copy of Where All Light Tends To Go signed by the author, or even personalized to you, City Lights Bookstore is happy to help no matter where you are in the country. Simply order a copy online, just as you would through any other major online retailer, and then indicate that you would like a signed copy in the comments field of the order form. If you want the book personalized to you or someone you know, simply indicate how you would like the book to be signed in the comments field and Joy will be more than happy to do so. Order your copy from City Lights Bookstore today!