David Joy (born December 11, 1983) is an American novelist and short-story writer.
David Joy is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated novel Where All Light Tends To Go (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2015), as well as the novels The Weight Of This World (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2017), The Line That Held Us (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2018), and When These Mountains Burn (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2020). He is also the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey (Bright Mountain Books, 2011), which was a finalist for the Reed Environmental Writing Award and the Ragan Old North State Award.
Joy is the recipient of an artist fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, such as Garden & Gun, Time, and The New York Times Magazine.
He lives in the Little Canada community of Jackson County, North Carolina.
List of works
Where All Light Tends to Go (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2015)
The Weight of This World (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2017)
The Line That Held Us (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2018)
When These Mountains Burn (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2020)Nonfiction
Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey (2011)
Gather At The River: Twenty-Five Authors On Fishing Eds. David Joy and Eric Rickstad (2019)Short Stories
“Stink Bait.” Writer's Bone (March 10, 2016).
“Burning Off Into Forever.” Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia. Eds. Larry Smith and Charles Dodd White. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2015. 40–46.
“What Cannot Be Carried Alone.” Still: The Journal, Issue 18 (Spring 2015).
“The Line That Held Us.” Pisgah Review, 7.1 (Winter 2013): 26–34.
“The Stars Shall Withdraw Their Shining.” Flycatcher, No. 3 (Summer/Fall 2013).Essays
Là où les lumières se perdent. France: Sonatine Editions, 2016. (French; first edition)
Le Poids du monde. France: Sonatine Editions, 2018. (French; first edition)
Wo Alle Lichter Enden. Germany: Polar Verlag, 2019. (German; first edition)
Ojo Por Ojo. Spain: RBA Libros, 2020. (Spanish; first edition)
Ce Lien Entre Nous. France: Sonatine Editions, 2020. (French; first edition)Awards
2020 Dashiell Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing (When These Mountains Burn)
2019 St. Francis College Literary Prize Finalist (The Line That Held Us)
2019 Southern Book Prize (The Line That Held Us)
2018 WCSA Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing (The Weight Of This World)
2017 Le Prix du Balai de Bronze for Là Où Les Lumières Se Perdent (Where All Light Tends To Go)
2017 International Dublin Literary Award Longlist for Where All Light Tends To Go'
2016 Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel
2016 Macavity Awards Finalist for Best First Novel
2015 SIBA Pat Conroy Book Award Finalist, The Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize
2015 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award Finalist
2012 Ragan Old North State Award Finalist
2012 Reed Environmental Writing Award Finalist
2011 Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award FinalistInterviews
Interviews with the author.
France 5, "La Grande Librairie," (September 23, 2020)
University of Delaware's National Agenda Series, "As We Stand Divided" (September 20, 2017)
Alabama Public Television, "Book Mark" (March 7, 2017)
Arizona PBS, "Books & Co." (May 21, 2015)References