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