Anna Moschovakis

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Anna Moschovakis
OccupationPoet, author, translator
EducationUniversity of California at Berkeley; Bard College; CUNY Graduate Center
Years active2001–present
Notable awards2021 International Booker Prize
Website
badutopian.com

Anna Elizabeth Moschovakis is a Greek American poet, author, and translator.

Early life[edit]

Moschovakis was born to an American mother and a Greek father.[1] She split her time growing up between the U.S. and Greece, where her father owned what she described as "a small apartment in a port-side suburb on the outskirts of Athens".[1] She has one brother.[1] She received a BA in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and an MA in comparative literature (French and American) from the CUNY Graduate Center.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Moschovakis is a founding member of Bushel Collective and the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse.[4] She is a faculty member of Bard College's Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Writing MFA program at Pratt Institute.[2] Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer and The Iowa Review.[5][6][7]

Moschovakis' book of poetry, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, won the James Laughlin Award in 2011.[8] Her first novel, Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love, was published in 2018 and was called "remarkable" by the Los Angeles Review of Books.[9]

Moschovakis translated David Diop's 2018 novel At Night All Blood Is Black from French into English.[10][11] The author and Moschovakis were awarded the 2021 International Booker Prize.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Moschovakis lives in South Kortright, New York.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone (2006)
  • You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (2011)
  • They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This (2016)

Novels[edit]

  • Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love (2018)

Translations[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ANNA MOSCHOVAKIS". THIS LONG CENTURY. Archived from the original on February 25, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Anna Moschovakis". Poetry Foundation. April 8, 2021. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "Prize Winner". Academy of American Poets. Archived from the original on January 27, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Mission – B U S H E L". B U S H E L. February 12, 2021. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  5. ^ Moschovakis, Anna (August 16, 2018). "The Capacity to Be Alone". The Paris Review. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Anna Moschovakis". Believer Magazine. January 30, 2019. Archived from the original on March 3, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  7. ^ Moschovakis, Anna (September 10, 2015). "The Explanation". The Iowa Review. 28 (2): 99–100. doi:10.17077/0021-065X.5018. Archived from the original on July 10, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  8. ^ "James Laughlin Award". Academy of American Poets. December 21, 2020. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  9. ^ Sakada (September 28, 2018). "A Jenga Tower: Anna Moschovakis's 'Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love'". Los Angeles Review of Books. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  10. ^ "The International Booker Prize 2021". The Booker Prizes. Archived from the original on April 7, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  11. ^ Obioma, Chigozie (November 10, 2020). "In the Trenches of World War I, a Bloody Ritual Fueled by Guilt". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 30, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  12. ^ "'At Night All Blood Is Black', winner of the 2021 International Booker Prize | The Booker Prizes". thebookerprizes.com. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  13. ^ "Former Fellows 2001". The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Archived from the original on November 29, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Stacks: Three Decades of Writing Fellows with an Installation by Anne Muntges". NYFA. October 22, 2015. Archived from the original on June 4, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  15. ^ "Previous Fellowship Awardees – Howard Foundation". Brown University. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  16. ^ Pineda, Dorany (April 17, 2021). "Winners of the 2020 L.A. Times Book Prizes announced". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  17. ^ "International Booker Prize: David Diop becomes first French winner". BBC News. June 2, 2021. Archived from the original on June 2, 2021. Retrieved June 2, 2021.

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