"Josh Russell's totally engaging, rollicking satire of modern campus life . . ." Vanity Fair

Finalist for the 2014 Townsend Prize

One of Atlanta Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2012

Tin House Favorite Title of 2012

Southern Independent Booksellers Fall 2012 "Okra Pick"

Winter/Spring 2013 Turnrow 20 Selection
A TRUE HISTORY OF THE CAPTIVATION, TRANSPORT TO STRANGE LANDS, & DELIVERANCE OF HANNAH GUTTENTAG
A Novel by Josh Russell
(Dzanc Books, 2012)


A True History in the press . . .

Atlanta Magazine

Publishers Weekly

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

TimeOut Chicago

BURNAWAY

GSU Magazine

Creative Loafing

Necessary Fiction






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JOSH RUSSELL's novels are Yellow Jack (W.W. Norton, 1999), My Bright Midnight (LSU Press/Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2010) and A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag (Dzanc Books, 2012), and his chapbook of very short prose is Pretend You'll Do It Again (Greying Ghost Press, 2011).

He's the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose, the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel.

His shorter prose has appeared in several dozen magazines, textbooks, and anthologies, most recently Epoch, Copper Nickel, and Not Normal, Illinois.

At Georgia State University, he is Professor of English and Co-Director of the Creative Writing Program.

You can contact him at russellcommajosh [at] gmail [dot] com


MY BRIGHT MIDNIGHT: A Novel
(LSU Press/Yellow Shoe Fiction, 2010)

Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction

Finalist, Townsend Prize & Binghamton University John Gardner Award

Set against a backdrop of a nation exhausted by war, in a decadent city that for years has been denied its butter, sugar, and Mardi Gras, My Bright Midnight is a novel about the complications of loyalties to country, to friends, and to those we love.

"My Bright Midnight is a wonderfully engrossing tale that packs in a love story, friendship, family, murder, and a dash of crime, all lovingly set against the colorful backdrop of New Orleans. I ended up reading this book in one day—pick it up and you won’t be able to put it down."—Hannah Tinti

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YELLOW JACK: A Novel
(W.W. Norton & Company, 1999)

"An electrifying debut" —
Baltimore Sun

"Russell has distilled the New Orleans of the mid-1800s, the terrible fever of the title, and the savage lives of the characters into a novel of terrible beauty" —Nashville Scene

"Virtuoso storytelling, evocative prose and original conception mark Yellow Jack as a significant work that we can only hope will be followed by many more" —
Chicago Tribune

"Luminously haunting" —Entertainment Weekly

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