Massively grateful to Bard College for awarding ISLE the 2015 Bard Fiction Prize, a prize that was “established in 2001 by Bard College to encourage and support promising young fiction writers, consists of a $30,000 cash award and appointment as writer in residence for one semester.”
The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Mystery Stories, both of which include “Antarctica,” are officially out.
Talked to Amber Sparks about “lowbrow” influences over at Electric Literature.
A brief profile in The Boston Globe (Thank you, Jan Garner!).
Honored to be one of the judges for The Story Prize.
The first pre-pubs are in!
FIND ME gets a starred review in Booklist, who says: “Van den Berg’s enveloping novel of a plague and a seeker in an endangered world reveals what it feels like to grow up unwanted and unknown in a civilization hell-bent on self-destruction…a beautifully strange, sad, and provocative inquiry into our failure to love, cherish, and protect.”
Publisher’s Weekly weighs in with: “in Joy, van den Berg has created a voice that never feels false, only lost and dreaming of being found.”