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Poet Idra Novey to read from her work at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2016-02-16 15:16:46 - General

Idra Novey
Idra Novey

Novelist, poet and translator Idra Novey will read from her just-released debut novel, "Ways to Disappear," on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Perrine Gallery in Stewart Memorial Library on the Coe College campus. Along with the reading, Novey will participate in a question-and-answer discussion exploring her fiction, her translation of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, and much more with Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Film Studies Nick Twemlow. Refreshments will be served and her book will be for sale.

Novey's debut novel "Ways to Disappear" was selected as one of "Ploughshares" Best Books of the New Year and as a Discover Great New Writers Pick with Barnes & Noble.

Born in western Pennsylvania, Novey has since lived in Chile, Brazil and New York. Also a poet, her collections include "Exit," "Civilian" (selected by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series), "The Next Coutry" (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 eight languages and she's written for The New York Times, NPR's "All Things Considered," "Slate," "Poetry" and "The Paris Review."

Novey is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, "Poets and Writers Magazine," the PEN Translation Fund, the Poetry Fund, and the Poetry Society of America. She's also translated the work of several prominent Brazilian writers, most recently Clarice Lispector's novel "The Passion According to G.H."  She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University and has also taught at Columbia University, New York University, Fordham, the Catholic University of Chile, and in the Bard Prison Initiative.

For more information, visit www.coe.edu or call 399-8581.