Josip Novakovich


Born
Daruvar, Croatia

Josip Novakovich (Croatian: Novaković) is a Croatian-American writer. His grandparents had immigrated from the Croatia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Cleveland, Ohio, and, after the First World War, his grandfather returned to what had become Yugoslavia. Josip Novakovich was born (in 1956) and grew up in the Central Croatian town of Daruvar, studied medicine in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad. At the age of 20 he left Yugoslavia, continuing his education at Vassar College (B.A.), Yale University (M.Div.), and the University of Texas, Austin (M.A.).

He has published a novel (April Fool's Day), three short story collections (Yolk, Salvation and Other Disasters, Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust), two collections of nar
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Fiction Writer's Workshop

3.94 avg rating — 789 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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April Fool's Day

3.57 avg rating — 270 ratings — published 2004 — 19 editions
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Writing Fiction Step by Step

3.85 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Infidelities: Stories of Wa...

3.82 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Yolk

3.61 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Salvation and Other Disasters

3.94 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Apricots from Chernobyl

4.22 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1995
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Tumbleweed

3.60 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Shopping for a Better Country

4.12 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Heritage of Smoke

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“You don't need to wait for inspiration to write. It's easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing...”
Josip Novakovich, Fiction Writer's Workshop

“He must have given up on image making because his eyes had failed to see something they had yearned for; his mind had failed to capture whatever it had hoped, and that probing gaze perhaps expressed alarm at the emptying of his vision, at the dissolution of the things see, observed, into a meaningless vastness.”
Josip Novakovich, Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust

“Когато си млад, хем умът ти сече като бръснач, хем големи глупости вършиш.”
Josip Novakovich, Yolk

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