Welcome to David-Joy.com
Welcome to the official site of David Joy. Joy is the author of the novels Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam, 2015) and The Weight Of This World (Putnam, 2017), as well as the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey (Bright Mountain Books, 2011). Joy is the recipient of an artist fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, and has been nominated for awards such as the Pushcart Prize. He is represented by Julia Kenny of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.
Where All Light Tends To Go named an Edgar Award finalist for First Novel
Where All Light Tends To Go was recently named a finalist in the 2016 Edgar Awards for Best First Novel. The Mystery Writers of America proudly 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 named recognized for Best First Novel. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at the 70th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
Books-A-Million selects Where All Light Tends To Go as its April Book Club Pick
Books-A-Million (BAM), the second largest bookstore chain in the United States, has selected Where All Light Tends To Go as its April "Book Club Pick." As part of this honor, Joy recently went to the BAM headquarters in Florence, AL to sign nearly 2,500 copies of his book. These copies are now distributed and available at BAM stores all over the country. So head out to the BAM nearest you today!
Joy featured on an episode of Books & Co.
Joy was honored to have been featured on an episode of Books & Co., which aired on May 21 as part of the show's eighteenth season. In 1993, long before Oprah’s picks and celebrity book clubs, Eight, Arizona PBS introduced Books & Co. The series was based on a simple premise. They would invite writers to join their host to discuss their work and the craft of writing. Over the years, Books & Co. has captured some remarkably candid moments as more than 150 guests have shared their thoughts, their moods, even their intellectual quirks. Their back-catalog of authors from all literary genres includes familiar names like Sherman Alexie, David Baldacci, Ann Brashares, Clive Cussler, E.L. Doctorow, Diana Gabaldon, Barbara Kingsolver, Yann Martel, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Jodi Picoult and Anne Rice. To watch the full episode click here.
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!