Idra Novey is the author of the novel Those Who Knew, a finalist for the 2019 Clark Fiction Prize and Best Book of 2018 with NPR, Esquire, BBC, Kirkus Review, O Magazine, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her first novel, Ways to Disappear, received the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize, the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She teaches fiction at Princeton University.
In her own words: “The word “stanza” in Latin comes from “room.” I saw each page as a stanza, a room, and what was the feel of the room? What was the color of the room? Get that room right and then move in the house into the next room.”
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