SLS Georgia 2017 Faculty Spotlight: Josip Novakovitch


Josip Novakovich, one of the faculty for SLS Georgia 2017, is the author of April Fool’s Day: A Novel, four short story collections, three essay collections, and has had his work anthologized in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. He immigrated to the United States from Croatia at the age of twenty, where he continued his education at Vassar College (B.A.), Yale University (M.Div) and University of Texas, Austen (M.A.). He is a recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, the Ingram Merrill Award, and an American Book Award. He was also longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal.

Check out his short story, “A Wanderer”, published in Narrative Magazine, here.