Fiction with Josip Novakovich
Josip Novakovich will lead a workshop group of between seven and twelve other writers. Each participant will submit up to twenty pages of fiction for review by the workshop group. The writing should be literary fiction and may be part of a larger work or a stand alone story. The workshop meets four mornings (Mon.-Thurs.) and each participant will receive focused feedback from the instructor and group on their craft. Workshop packets with all submissions will be available for online download after July 15th. Optional participant readings will be held.
Josip Novakovich emigrated from Croatia to the United States at the age of 20. He has published over a dozen books, including short stories, novels, narrative essays, and two books of practical criticism. His work has been translated into over ten languages and anthologized in Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Prize Stories. He has received the Whiting Writer's Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Award and an American Book Award. In 2013 he was a Man Booker International Award finalist and is currently a professor at Concordia University.
About Josip Novakovich The New York Times writes, "Novakovich knows how to tell a story, and his prose has an easy, elegant velocity." The Kirkus Review calls him "one of the best short-story writers of the decade.“