The legends of Josh Weil’s unique writing process precede him, but he and James try to get to the bottom of it, including how he comes up with his ideas, how he challenges himself, and whether his lucky slippers and mug travel with him. They touch on Josh’s award-winning books THE NEW VALLEY and THE GREAT GLASS SEA, but dive deep into his new collection THE AGE OF PERPETUAL LIGHT. Plus Cheston Knapp, editor at TIN HOUSE magazine, and an extra bonus with poet Javier Zamora, whose new poetry collection is UNACCOMPANIED.

Josh Weil

Josh and James discuss: 

THE AGE OF PERPETUAL LIGHT by Josh Weil

Leon Uris

Frederick Forsythe

“Angle of Reflection”

Steven Spielberg

STAND BY ME

STRANGER THINGS

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Jhumpa Lahiri

Grove Press

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

“The Point of Roughness”

“No Flies, No Folly”

“Long, Bright Line”

VIRGINIA QUARTERLY

Hannah Tinti

ONE STORY

“The First Bad Thing”

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy

Yaddo

Cheston Knapp

Cheston and James Discuss:

“The Point of Roughness” by Josh Weil

“Drummond and Son” by Charles D’Ambrosio

Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop

Lance Cleland

Jim Shepard

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