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Welcome to the official site of David Joy. Joy is the author of the novels Where All Light Tends to Go (Putnam, 2015) and Waiting On The End Of The World (Putnam, 2016), as well as 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 for Creative Nonfiction. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as Pisgah Review, Flycatcher, and Drafthorse Literary Journal. He is represented by Julia Kenny of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.

Where All Light Tends to Go to be released March 3 and is available for pre-order now!

In the country-noir tradition of Winter’s Bone meets Breaking Bad, Where All Light Tends to Go is a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption.

Daniel Woodrell, New York Times-bestselling author of Winter’s Bone and The Maid’s Version, said, “Where All Light Tends to Go is lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. In this debut novel, David Joy makes it clear that he knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place. He uses details that put us inside the picture, and lets his narrative move at a graceful but restless pace.”

Where All Light Tends to Go is scheduled for release from G.P. Putnam's Sons on March 3, 2015. The book is available for pre-order through a variety of outlets. To pre-order a copy or put it on your waiting list click here.

Joy returns from Putnam Books pre-pub Books, Beer, and Bourbon Tour

Joy recently joined fellow Putnam authors Ace Atkins, C.J. Box, and M.O. Walsh on a four-day Books, Beer, and Bourbon tour from October 27-30. The tour started in Los Angeles on Monday with stops in San Francisco, Boston, and New York the following days. The authors shared drinks, stories, and smiles with regional media, book bloggers, and booksellers. The Boston Globe's Bill Brett snagged a wonderful shot of the group in Boston Wednesday, October 29. To check out all of the action, follow #BooksBeerBourbon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Flycatcher nominates "The Stars Shall Withdraw Their Shining" for host of awards

Having first nominated Joy's short story, "The Stars Shall Withdraw Their Shining," which appeared in its third issue, for a 2013 Pushcart Prize, Flycatcher has continued to push Joy's work with two recent nominations: one for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology, and one for 2014 storySouth Million Writers Award. The short story follows a young boy’s immersion into the harsh realities of an adult world. As the cold of an Appalachian winter sets in, the boy finds himself riddled in a world of poverty and disappointment, a place where a small deer offers the only chance of survival. To read the story click here.