Ivy Pochoda

Ivy performed on stage at Joe’s Pub in our June 6, 2023 edition of Seriously Entertaining, speaking on the evening’s theme, “All That Glitters.”

Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley, Visitation Street, and These Women. She won the 2018 Strand Critics Award for Best Novel and the Prix Page America in France, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Edgar Award, among other awards. For many years, Ivy taught creative writing at Studio 526 in Los Angeles’s Skid Row. She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of California Riverside Palm Desert low-residency MFA program. Her new novel, Sing Her Down, will be published by MCD on May 23, 2023. She lives in Los Angeles.

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