|Occupation||Writer, poet, translator|
|Education||BA, Barnard College, 2000|
MFA, Columbia University
Idra Novey is an American novelist, poet, and translator. She translates from Portuguese, Spanish, and Persian and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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.
Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages, and she has received awards from Poets & Writers, the Poetry Foundation, the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
- Those Who Knew (Viking Books, 2018) ISBN 9780525560432
- Ways to Disappear (Little, Brown & Company, 2016) ISBN 9780316298506
- Full-length Poetry Collections
- Exit, Civilian: Poems. University of Georgia Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-8203-4348-8.
- The Next Country Alice James Books, 2008. ISBN 9781882295715, OCLC 216936879
- The Next Country (Poetry Society of America, 2005)
- The Passion According to G.H., by Clarice Lispector New Directions, 2012; Penguin Modern Classics, 2014. ISBN 9780141197357, OCLC 881059869
- On Elegance While Sleeping, by Emilio Lascano Tegui (Dalkey Archive, 2010. ISBN 9781564786043, OCLC 773365969
- Birds for a Demolition, by Manoel de Barros Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010. ISBN 9780887485237, OCLC 549145813
- The Clean Shirt of It, by Paulo Henriques Britto BOA Editions, Ltd., 2007. ISBN 9781929918935, OCLC 176857627
- Short Stories
- Selected Poems
- "Still Life With Invisible Canoe" (Academy of American Poets, 2015)
- "On Returning to My Hometown in 2035" (Poetry Foundation, 2014)
- "The Duck Shit at Clarion Creek" (Poetry Foundation, 2014)
- "House-Sitting With Approaching Fire" (Guernica Magazine, 2014)
- "The Visitor" (Poetry Foundation, 2012)
- "La Prima Victoria" (Poetry Foundation, 2012)
Honors and awards
- 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, for Ways to Disappear
- 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, for Ways to Disappear
- 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction (finalist), for Ways to Disappear
- 2016 Discover Great New Writers Pick, Barnes & Noble, for Ways to Disappear
- 2011 National Poetry Series, for Exit, Civilian
- 2011 Best Translated Book Award (shortlisted), for On Elegance While Sleeping
- 2009 NEA Literature Fellowship for Translation
- 2007 Kinereth Gensler Award, for The Next Country
- 2007 PEN Translation Fund Grant from PEN American Center, for The Clean Shirt of It
- 2005 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Series Fellowship, for The Next Country
- Brown, Emma. "Culture: The Mystery Writer," Interview (Dec. 31, 2015).
- "Celebrating Barnard's Artists," Barnard Magazine (Dec. 5, 2014)
- Barbara Hoffert (May 14, 2018). "Sophisticated Reads: Fiction Previews, Nov. 2018". Library Journal. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- Dustin Illingworth (April 1, 2016). "The vapor between languages: Idra Novey on writing and translation". LA Times Books. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- "Idra Novey". Penguin Random House. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- "Review | A popular senator hides his violent ways in a novel that feels eerily prescient". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
- "Idra Novey wins Sami Rohr prize for Jewish literature". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- "Brooklyn Public Library Announces Winners of Second Annual Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize". Brooklyn Public Library. October 22, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- "Previous Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners & Finalists". 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Miwa Messer (December 2, 2015). "Announcing the Discover Great New Writers Spring 2016 Selections". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
- 2011 Best Translated Book Award: Fiction Longlist
- National Endowment for the Arts 2009 Grant Awards: Literature Fellowships for Translation Projects
- Alice James Books > Past Award Winners Archived 2008-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
- PEN American Center > Translation Fund Grants Archived 2012-06-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Poetry Society of America > Chapbook Fellowships > Past Winners
- Official website: www.idranovey.com