Josh Swiller

Josh Swiller (www.joshswiller.com) was born with a moderate hearing loss and was legally deaf by the age of four. After graduating from Yale University, he’s had a wide variety of careers, including: forest ranger in the California Redwoods, sheepskin slipper craftsman and salesman, Zen monk, raw food chef, journalist, and teacher. Most recently, he worked as a hospice social worker in Brooklyn. Josh has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and other publications. The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa (Holt Paperbacks, September 2007) is his first book. Publishers Weekly observes, “Deafness would have provided a unique sensory filter for anyone, yet while Swiller may have his particular aural capabilities, he also has literary talents—an eye, a voice and a narrative talent—in abundance.”

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