Idra Novey is the author of the debut novel Ways to Disappear (2016 - Little, Brown). Born in western Pennsylvania, she has since lived in Chile, Brazil and New York. Her poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series; The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award; and Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into seven languages and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Slate, The Paris Review, Guernica, StoryQuarterly, and Poetry. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writers Magazine, the PEN Translation Fund, the Poetry Foundation, and the Poetry Society of America. She’s also translated four books from Spanish and Portuguese, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. She's taught at the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University, NYU, Fordham, the Catholic University of Chile, and in the Bard Prison Initiative.