Recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim, Terese Svoboda is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Bohemian Girl, named one of the ten best 2012 Westerns by Booklist and a Historical Book of the Year Finalist in Foreword.
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Tin God, a finalist for the John Gardner Prize, was recently reissued, with Publisher’s Weekly deeming her a “fabulous fabulist.” “Astounding!” proclaimed The New York Post in a review of her memoir Black Glasses Like Clark Kent that won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and The Japan Times “Best of Asia 2008.” Svoboda is also the recipient of the Bobst Prize, the Iowa Prize for poetry, the O. Henry Award for the short story, and a three-time winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her opera WET premiered at L.A.’s Disney Hall in 2005. She is also the author of five books of prize-winning poetry and Cleaned The Crocodile’s Teeth, translations from the Nuer, a South Sudanese language.
This reading was recorded at The Warehouse, Tallahassee, Florida on April 19, 2016.