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College of Mount Saint Vincent Welcomes Author Josh Weil for a Book Reading Thursday, February 28, 2013


Riverdale, N.Y. – National Book Award-winning writer Josh Weil, a former Department of English adjunct professor, will return to the College of Mount Saint Vincent to give a reading from his novella collection,The New Valley, on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the President’s Reception Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The New Valley, a New York Times Editors Choice, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New Writers Award from the GLCA, a “5 Under 35” Award from the Nation Book Foundation, and was shortlisted for the Library of Virginia’s literary award in fiction. Josh’s debut novel, The Great Glass Sea, is to be published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc. in winter of 2013.

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About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.