Creative Writing Faculty

Idra Novey

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About

Idra Novey’s forthcoming novel Take What You Need will be out from Viking-Random House in 2023. She is also the author of Those Who Knew, a finalist for the 2019 Clark Fiction Prize and a Best Book of the Year with over a dozen media outlets, including NPR, Esquire, BBC, and Kirkus Review. 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; The Next Coun­try; and Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into a dozen languages and she’s written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Paris Review. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writ­ers Mag­a­zine, the PEN Trans­la­tion Fund, and the Poetry Foundation. Her works as a translator include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. and a co-translation with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, Lean Against This Late Hour, a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Prize in 2021. She teaches fiction at Princeton University.

News + Links

Visit Idra Novey’s website

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

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

16 Faces of 2016 | Interview Magazine

Best Books of the New Year 2016 | Ploughshares

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

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

“Harmony, Interrupted: How Will Live Music Return?” | The Chronicles of Now, June 2020

Collaboration with visual artist Erica Baum: “Too Soon to Tell”  | Poetry Society of America, October 2020

Lean Against This Late Hour, a collection of poems by Garous Abdolmalekian translated from the Persian by Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, longlisted for PEN Award for Poetry in Translation | PEN America, December 2020

Lean Against This Late Hour, a collection of poems by Garous Abdolmalekian translated from the Persian by Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, named finalist for PEN Award for Poetry in Translation | PEN America, February 2021

Novey’s short story “The Glacier” wins a 2022 Pushcart Prize and is included in 2022 Pushcart Prize Anthology | The Yale Review, June 28, 2021

Each Sentence Is One You Can Feel” | The Atlantic, May 2022

 

 

 

Campus Address

Program in Creative Writing
New South Building, Floor 6

Email Address

inovey@princeton.edu

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