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Terese Svoboda

SvobodaCalled "disturbing, edgy and provocative" by Book Magazine, Terese Svoboda’s work is often the surreal poetry of a nightmare yet is written with such wit, verve and passion that she can address the direst subject. Her most recent novel is Bohemian Girl. A "fabulous fabulist" according to Publisher’s Weekly, Vogue lauded her first novel, Cannibal, as a female Heart of Darkness. "Astounding!" wrote the New York Post about her memoir Black Glasses Like Clark Kent. The author of 13 books of poetry, prose and memoir, Svoboda is also the recipient of the Bobst Prize (for Cannibal), the Iowa Prize for poetry, and the O. Henry Award for the short story. Svoboda’s work has been selected for the "Writer's Choice" column in the New York Times Book Review, a SPIN magazine book of the year and one of the Voice Literary Supplement's 10 best reads. Her opera WET premiered at L.A.'s Disney Hall in 2005. The Times Literary Supplement, Paris Review, New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative, Slate, One Story and Tin House have published her work. Svoboda has taught at Columbia’s School of the Arts, Bennington, the New School, Sarah Lawrence, Williams, Davidson College, the College of William and Mary, the Universities of Hawaii and Miami, Fairleigh Dickinson and elsewhere.