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Cavanaugh Reading Series Features American Novelist, Poet

March 6, 2019

NPR Best Book author Idra Novey will read from her newest novel, Those Who Knew, during St. John Fisher College’s 2019 Cavanaugh Reading Series. Sponsored by the English Department, the event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Wilson Formal Lounge, and is free and open to the public.

Idra Novey

Novey is the author of Those Who Knew, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and Ways to Disappear, which 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 10 languages and she’s written for New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, New York Magazine, and 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.

Novey has also translated the work of several prominent Brazilian writers, most recently Clarice Lispector’s novel, The Passion According to G.H. She has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the Catholic University of Chile, and in the Bard Prison Initiative. Currently, she teaches fiction at Princeton University.