Josip Novakovich

Josip Novakovich

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Josip Novakovich moved from Croatia to the US at the age of twenty. He has published a novel, APRIL FOOL’S DAY (in ten countries), three story collections (INFIDELITIES: STORIES OF WAR AND LUST, YOLK, and SALVATION AND OTHER DISASTERS) and two collections of narrative essays. His work was anthologized IN BEST AMERICAN POETRY, THE PUSHCART PRIZE collection, and O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES. He has received the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Ingram Merrill Award, an American Book Award, and he has been a writing fellow of the New York Public Library. He teaches in the MFA program at Penn State University and is currently a fellow at the Black Mountain Institute in Nevada.

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January 1995 Issue

Strings

On Columbus and 106th opposite from a hotel on whose yellow neon sign a green monkey leaped and hung by its tail during the summer, near a burnt down cancer ward, I shared an apartment with three Juilliard students…

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