Free Public Reading by Literary Translator Idra Novey Today

Translator Idra Novey
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Translator Idra Novey

The U of A Program in Creative Writing and Translation in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome literary translator and novelist Idra Novey as its 2019-20 Walton Visiting Writer in Translation.

Novey will give a free public reading of her work at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in the Human and Environmental Sciences Auditorium (HOEC 0102) on the U of A campus.

Literary translator and author of the novels Those Who Knew and Ways to Dis­ap­pear, Novey was the winner of the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction.

Novey has translated numerous writers from Spanish and Portuguese, most recently Clarice Lispector, and her own fic­tion and poetry have been trans­lated into ten lan­gauges. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and New York Magazine

Each year, the Walton Visiting Writers series in the Program in Creative Writing and Translation brings esteemed authors in poetry, fiction and literary translation to the U of A to give free public readings and to work with graduate students in the creative writing M.F.A. program.

Past Walton Writers include Natalie Diaz, Chris Abani, Caryl Phillips, Franz Wright, Esther Allen and Karen Tei Yamashita.

This event is made possible by the Program in Creative Writing and Translation, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Walton Family Foundation, and the James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Professorship in Creative Writing.  


Jane V. Blunschi, assistant director
Program in Creative Writing and Translation


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