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Writer Novakovich to give reading Jan. 28

Jan 21, 2010
From staff reports

Fiction writer-in-residence Josip Novakovich will give a public reading of his work Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel.

Josip Novakovich is a Croatian-American writer who grew up in the central Croatian town of Daruvar and studied medicine in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad. At the age of 20 he left Yugoslavia, continuing his education at Vassar College, Yale University and the University of Texas, Austin. 

He is the author of the novel "April Fool's Day;" three short story collections, "Yolk," "Salvation and Other Disasters" and "Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust;" two collections of narrative essay, "Apricots from Chernobyl" and "Plum Brandy: Croatian Journey;" and the textbook "Fiction Writer's Workshop."

Novakovich has taught at Nebraska Indian Community College, Bard College, Moorhead State University, Antioch University in Los Angeles, University of Cincinnati and is currently a professor at
Pennsylvania State University. He has received the Whiting Writer's Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, an award from the Ingram Merrill Foundation
and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

The residency is sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing and Department of English, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences.


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Published: Jan 21, 2010 7:50 AM

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