| FDU MFA Translation Faculty Idra Novey Wins 2017 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
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FDU MFA Translation Faculty Idra Novey Wins 2017 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

FDU MFA Translation Faculty Idra Novey Wins 2017 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

MFA Literary Translation faulty member Idra Novey has won the $100,000 2017 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature! Read more at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 

Idra Novey is the author of the debut novel Ways to Disappear, winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her most recent poetry collections Exit, Civilian was selected by Patri­cia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into ten languages and she’s written for The New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, NPR’s All Things Con­sid­ered, New York Magazine, and The Paris Review. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endow­ment for the Arts, Poets & Writ­ers Mag­a­zine, the PEN Trans­la­tion Fund, the Poetry Foundation, 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 has taught at Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity, Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, the Catholic University of Chile, and in the Bard Prison Initiative. Novey teaches literary translation in the low-residency MFA program.

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