Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

Sliding Out of the Lane: A Reading With Idra Novey and Mark Wunderlich

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Join us for a reading by Idra Novey and Mark Wunderlich

 

Idra Novey is a novelist, poet, and translator. Her first novel Ways to Disappear was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction and received the 2017 Brooklyn Public Library Fiction Award. Those Who Knew, her second novel, was a finalist for the 2019 Clark Fiction Prize and a Best Book of the Year with over a dozen media outlets. Her works as a translator include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Pas­sion Accord­ing to G.H. and a co-translation 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. She teaches fiction writing at Princeton University and in the MFA Program at NYU. Her forthcoming novel Take What You Need will be out from Viking Books in 2023.

Photo: Nicholas-Kahn

 

Mark Wunderlich is the author of four books of poems, the most recent of which is God of Nothingness, published by Graywolf Press in 2021.  His other books include The Earth Avails, which won the Rilke Prize, Voluntary Servitude, and The Anchorage, which won the Lambda LIterary Award,  and a  limited edition artist’s book with Thorsten Dennerline called The Wind.   Wunderlich has published poems in The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine and his work has been widely anthologized.  Twice as fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Amy Lowell Trust, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and elsewhere.    In 2021 he co-curated a show of erasures and treated books by writer and artist Mary Ruefle.  Since 2003, Wunderlich has taught at Bennington College in Vermont where he serves as the Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars graduate writing program.  He lives near the village of Catskill, New York.