Creative Writing Faculty

Idra Novey

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About

Idra Novey is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, a finalist for the 2019 Clark Fiction Prize, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and 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, 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 twelve 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, and the PEN Trans­la­tion Fund. 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.

Campus Address

Program in Creative Writing
New South Building, Floor 6

Email Address

inovey@princeton.edu

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