Those Who Knew (Novey) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1977-78
Raised—Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Education—B.A., Barnard College; M.F.A., Columbia Univesity
Awards—(see below)
Currently—lives in Brooklyn, New York City


Idra Novey is an American novelist, poet, and translator (from Portuguese and Spanish). She grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with 3 siblings and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Novey is the author of the novels Those Who Knew (2018) and Ways to Disappear (2016). Her poetry books include Exit, Civilian (2011) and The Next Country (2008).

She is the translator of The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector, On Elegance While Sleeping by Viscount Lascano Tegui, Birds for a Demolition by Manoel de Barros, and The Clean Shirt of It.

Novey's fic­tion and poetry have been trans­lated into 10 lan­guages, and she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and New York Magazine. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, the Poetry Foundation, the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, and the National Endowment of the Arts. (Adapted from Wikipedia and other online sources. Retrieved 11/12/2018.)

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