Creative Writing Faculty

Idra Novey

Idra Novey headshot

Photo by Sylvie Rosokoff


Idra Novey is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, a Best Book of 2018 with NPR, Esquire, BBC, Kirkus Review, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her first novel Ways to Disappear, received the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series and The Next Coun­try, a final­ist for the 2008 Fore­word Book of the Year Award. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages and she is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writ­ers Mag­a­zine, the PEN Trans­la­tion Fund, and the Poetry Foundation. She has also translated the work of several prominent Brazilian writers, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. She’s taught at Columbia University, NYU, the Catholic University of Chile, and in the Bard Prison Initiative.


Idra Novey’s fiction appears in the Fall/Winter issue of The Yale

NY Center for Fiction | In Conversation — April 21, 2016

Interview Magazine | 16 Faces of 2016

Ploughshares | Best Books of the New Year 2016

Those Who Knew chosen as a November 2018 “Indie Next Paperback Pick” by the American Booksellers Association

NY Center for Fiction — Panel Discussion on “Writing Against Patriarchy,” November 7, 2019, at 7 PM



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