Joshua Wetjen

Fiction Writer

4046 Pillsbury Ave S Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Author's Bio

Joshua Wetjen is a high school English teacher living in Minneapolis and working in St. Paul. When not grading or chasing his two children, he likes to tinker on his jazz guitar and try new restaurants with his wife. His work has appeared Opossum, Newfound and Yalobusha Review.

Publications & Prizes

The 50-Word Stories of 2021 (Vine Leaves Press, 2021)
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Miracle Monocle
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Shotgun Honey
Stirring : A Literary Collection

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mia Alvar, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Colson Whitehead, Joan Silber, Eileen Chang, Lydia Davis, James Baldwin, Lucia Berlin, Tobias Wolff, Joseph O'Neill, Carmen Maria Machado, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Lauren Groff, Fiona McFarlane, Shirley Hazzard, Chinua Achebe, Alexander Chee, Shūsaku Endō, Xu Xi, Mary Karr, Salvatore Scibona, Richard Lange, Amy Hempel, Asali Solomon, Barry Gifford, Lan Samantha Chang, Dorthe Nors, Don Lee, Mimi Lok, Yasunari Kawabata, Ed Brubaker, Alan Moore, Christine Sneed, Amber Sparks, Miranda July, Zadie Smith, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Jonathen Lethem, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jacqueline Woodson, Brandon Taylor
What I'm reading now: 
The Sorrow of Others by Ada Zhang, Fortune's Bazaar: The Making of Hong Kong by Vaudine England

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Born in: 
San Diego, CA
Raised in: 
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
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Last update: Aug 25, 2023