Joseph Reynolds is the author of "Make Dust our Paper", which has been nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He did his graduate work in creative fiction under the tutelage of acclaimed novelist and memoirist Da Chen. He teaches college in New England and at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland during the summer term, where he is the founding director of The Sancho Panza Literary Society. As an undergraduate, he was a speechwriter and intern in the U.S. Senate office of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Praise for "Make Dust our Paper":
'An instant classic. A major new talent has arrived.”- Da Chen, recipient of The Washington Post best book award.
'The chapter written from Liam Keating’s perspective is truly fantastic and worthy of its own book… In the space of one night, the fragility of John became clear. His façade had a spotlight shown on him, his character grows and you can see light in the cracks of his shell as the flesh beneath expands. A single night with his mother and a surprise interaction with his dead father is all it takes for his complexity to begin unraveling. ****” –Toast Toasted, Jason Brown, July 20, 2017
'Not a breezy or a fun book, but I think a brilliant one. The prose is stunning, and the ideas are ambitious, nuanced, and uncompromising. Admirable feats.The plot shifts around a good deal, but the concepts are focused and sustaining and reappear in different contexts, which only make them resonate more. Also some beautiful landscape and atmosphere descriptions of Ireland and New England.' Featured Librarything early review.