Josh Russell

Josh RussellJosh Russell, Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Georgia State, has published three novels: A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag; Yellow Jack; and My Bright Midnight plus two chapbooks of short prose and sixty short stories and essays. He teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction and nonfiction workshops and seminars on contemporary prose and the form and theory of fiction. His teaching, research, and creative interests include very short fiction, the novella and novel, historical fiction, literary nonfiction, hybrid forms, DIY publishing, and book arts. He’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel. His novels have won the Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction and have been finalists for the Townsend Prize, the Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Russell is faculty advisor for New South and associate editor for Five Points.