IDRA NOVEY in conversation with GARTH GREENWELL

February 24, 2016 - 6:30pm
Prairie Lights

In this special 6:30pm event, Idra Novey will read from her new novel, Ways to Disappear, and talk about her work with local author Garth Greenwell.
Ways to Disappear is an inventive, brilliant debut novel about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author's trail. Idra Novey's exhilarating debut is both a novel of ideas and a novel of intrigue, an innovative combination of mystery, noir, and humor.

Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, which was a 2011 National Poetry Series Selection, and The Next Country. She is the translator of several books of Brazilian poetry and a novel by Clarice Lispector. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Garth Greenwell is the author of the recently published novel, What Belongs to You. He lives in Iowa City.

"This amazing first novel is unlike any other you've ever read. Ways to Disappear is a lush page-turner, a journey into the unique madness of modern Brazil, and a joyful ride into the crazed passion of literary creation itself. Idra Novey is a wonder of a writer." ―Hector Tobar