Lance Weller Novelist. Awkward. 

Lance Weller is the author of the critically-acclaimed debut novel WILDERNESS which has been published in English (Bloomsbury 2012), French (Editions Gallmeister 2013) and Italian (Keller Editore 2016).  WILDERNESS was longlisted for the prestigious French literary award the Prix Médicis and was a 2014 Washington State Book Award finalist.   

Lance's second novel, AMERICAN MARCHLANDS, published by Editions Gallmeister in March 2017 has received glowing reviews.

Lance has published short fiction in several literary journals.  Among them “The Breathable Air” won Glimmer Train’s Short-Story Award for New Writers and “The Seven League Boots,” published in New Millennium Writings was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  

Lance's work has also been published in The American Literary Review, the Broadkill Review and an excerpt from WILDERNESS, titled “In April,” appeared in the Fall/Winter 2008-09 issue of Quiddity in their “Better Angels” Lincoln issue.  


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Born in Everett, Washington, Lance now lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife and four enormous dogs, one or more of which is usually at his feet while he writes.