Joshua Ferris

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General Information

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Name: Joshua Ferris

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1974 in Danville, Illinois



Photo Credit: Nina Subin

Illinois Connection

He was born in Danville, Illinois and went to high school in Downers Grove.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joshua Ferris is a writer. In 1998, he was an adverstising staff member at Davis Harrison Dion, in Chicago. He also worked for Draft Worldwide before leaving Chicago for California to participate in the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine. Ferris currently resides in New York.

His book, Then We Came to the End, has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, Prairie Schooner, The Tin House, The Guarian and The Iowa Review.

Published Works

  • Then We Came to the End: A Novel, Back Bay Books, 2007
  • The Unnamed, Reagan Arthur Books, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Then We Came to the End: A Novel

ISBN: 031601639X
Release Date: 2008-02-26

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The Unnamed

ISBN: 9780316034012
Release Date: 2010-01-18

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Literary Awards

Then We Came to the End, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and was a National Book Award finalist.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Joshua Ferris on WorldCat

Joshua Ferris on Amazon


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