Josip Novakovich, 27th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Josip Novakovich moved to the US from Croatia at the age of twenty. His work depicts the struggles of immigrants in which he draws from his own experience. Writing in multiple genres of non-fiction, short-stories, and novels, his work explores social diversity, cultural dissolution, and the struggles of writing in a second language. His most recent work includes: April Fool’s Day (novel, 2004), Apricots from Chernobyl: Narratives (narrative essays, 1995), Plum Brandy: Croation Journeys (narrative essays, 2003), Yolk (short stories, 1995), and Salvation and Other Disasters (short stories, 1998). For his work, Novakovich received the Whiting Writer’s Award (1997), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1999), two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1991, 2002), and other citations.


Novakovich read on Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m.


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