Come and support Croatian talent !
The New York Public Library
Center for Scholars and Writers
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, New York 10018
presents a reading by
Stories after the Balkan Wars
Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.
Croatian-born Josip Novakovich moved to the United States at the age of
twenty. He has published two story collections (Yolk and Salvation and
Other Disasters), a collection of narrative essays (Apricots from
Chernobyl), and was anthologized in Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prize,
and O. Henry Awards. His textbook, Fiction Writer's Workshop, was a Book
of the Month Club selection. His new collection of essays, Countries
Without Bridges, will be published this fall. He received the Whiting
Writer's Award (1997), Guggenheim Fellowship (1999), two National Endowment
for the Arts Fellowships (1991 and 2002), the Ingram Merrill Award, an
American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. His work has
appeared in many journals, including Paris Review, Threepenny, The New York
Times Magazine, European Magazine, and he contributes regularly to the
Zagreb Daily, Jutarnji list. Mr. Novakovich teaches in the Master of Fine Aarts
program at Penn State University. He is currently a Fellow of The New York Public
Library's Center for Scholars and Writers.
The Margaret Liebman Berger Forum is located on the second floor of the
Humanities and Social Sciences Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
This is a free public program. Seating is limited. To register, please
call 212-930-0084 or send an email to CSW@nypl.org.
The Center for Scholars and Writers sponsors a competitive fellowship
program open to scholars, non-academic research professionals, scientists
engaged in the humanities, and creative writers of demonstrated achievement
whose proposed work will benefit directly from access to the Library's
Made possible by a generous endowment by Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in
honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, Sue Ann and John
Weinberg, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, William W. Karatz, and
additional gifts from Mel and Lois Tukman and Sandra Payson.
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