Friday, August 17, 2007

What is Terese Svoboda reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Terese Svoboda, author of several books of prose and poetry, including Trailer Girl and Other Stories, Cannibal, Treason, Tin God, and the forthcoming Black Glasses Like Clark Kent.

Svoboda's writing has been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly,, Bomb, Lit, Columbia, Yale Review and The Paris Review. Her honors include an O. Henry for the short story, a nonfiction Pushcart Prize, a translation National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, a PEN/ColumbiaFellowship, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in poetry and fiction, a New York State Council on the Arts grant and a Jerome Foundation grant in video, the John Golden Award in playwriting, the Bobst Prize in fiction and the Iowa Prize in poetry. A University of British Columbia and Columbia graduate, she has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Fordham, Williams, the College of William and Mary, the University of Hawaii, the University of Miami, the New School, St. Petersburg, Russia, and will hold the McGhee Professorship at Davidson College in spring 2008.

Read more about Svoboda and her work, and check out what she has been reading.

The Page 99 Test: Tin God.

Writers Read: Terese Svoboda.

--Marshal Zeringue