Idra Novey

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Idra Novey
Born Western Pennsylvania[1]
Occupation Writer, Poet, Translator
Nationality American
Education BA, Barnard College, 2000[2]
MFA, Columbia University

Idra Novey is an American novelist, poet, and translator.

She is the author of the novel Ways to Disappear (Little, Brown & Company, 2016), a 2016 Discover Great New Writers Pick with Barnes & Noble.

Her poetry books include Exit, Civilian, a 2011 National Poetry Series Winner, and The Next Country (Alice James Books, 2008), winner of the 2007 Kinereth Gensler Award. She is also the translator of The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector (New Directions, 2012), On Elegance While Sleeping by Viscount Lascano Tegui (Dalkey Archive, 2010), shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award for 2010, Birds for a Demolition by Manoel de Barros (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011) and The Clean Shirt of It, for which she was awarded a 2007 PEN Translation Fund Grant.

Her fiction and poetry have been translated into seven languages and she’s received awards from Poets & Writers, the Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Series and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Published works[edit]


Full-length Poetry Collections
Short Stories
Recent Poems

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