The WesPress x Shapiro Series presents an evening with Idra Novey

McKelvey Room, Office of Admissions 70 Wyllys Ave Middletown, CT 06459

Join us for an evening with Idra Novey, presented by Wesleyan University Press and the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism.

Idra Novey is the author most recently of Take What You Need, a New York Times Notable Book of 2023 and finalist for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and two other novels. Her second poetry collection Exit, Civilian was chosen by Patricia Smith for the National Poetry Series. She is the co-translator with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, Lean Against This Late Hour, a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Prize in 2021.  Her fiction and poetry have been translated into a dozen languages and she’s written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. She teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

Check out her new book here!

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