(E) Josip Novakovich reading at Pennsylvania State University
Croatian-born writer Josip Novakovich will give a public reading at Pennsylvania State University. Arriving—most recently—from St. Petersburg and New York City, Novakovich is the new addition to the fiction side of Penn State’s Master's of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program.
When: November 27, 2001, 8 p.m. Where: Lipcon Auditorium of the Palmer Museum Art Curtain Road The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) University Park, PA 16802 (814) 865-7672
Presented by the College of the Liberal Arts The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) 110 Sparks Building University Park, PA 16802 Phone: (814) 865-7691
*The week of Week of May 4 - May 10, 2002, A National Public Radio's (NPR) program called "Selected Shorts" will broadcast Novakovich's short story "A Whale's Throat" read by Jerry Orbach from Novakovich's book "Salvation and Other Disasters" (Graywolf Press).
Novakovich is the winner of the O.Henry prize, the most prestigious American award in short fiction, awarded to just 20 American short stories yearly. His list of credentials includes having been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
His books include Salvation and Other Disasters: Short Stories (Graywolf, May 1998), Apricots from Chernobyl: Narratives (Graywolf, April 1995), Yolk: Short Stories (Graywolf, September 1995), Writing Fiction Step by Step (Story, July 1998), Fiction Writer's Workshop (Writers Digest Books, April 1995 and February 1998). He also co- edited Stories in the Stepmother Tongue with Robert Shapard (White Pine, September 2000).
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