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Edie Meidav


Edie Meidav

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E361 South College

Educated at Yale, B.A. English Literature 1988; Mills College, M.F.A. American Literature/Creative Writing, 1993

Edie Meidav is the author of the lyric novel ANOTHER LOVE DISCOURSE (MIT/Penguin, 2022), KINGDOM OF THE YOUNG (Sarabande), a collection of short fiction with a nonfiction coda (2017), as well as three award-winning novels, called editorial picks by the New York Times and elsewhere: LOLA, CALIFORNIA (FSG/Picador), CRAWL SPACE (FSG/Picador) and THE FAR FIELD: A NOVEL OF CEYLON (Houghton/Mariner) and a coedited anthology STRANGE ATTRACTORS (2019, UMass Press). Honors include the Lannan, Howard, Whiting, and Fulbright awards (Sri Lanka and Cyprus), the Kafka Prize, the Village Voice, the Bard Fiction Prize, Yaddo, Macdowell, VCCA, Fundacion Valparaiso and elsewhere. Former director of the MFA at the New College of California in San Francisco, a past judge for Yaddo, the NEA, Mass Cultural Council, Juniper Prize, and the PEN/Bingham first novel prize, she serves as senior editor at Conjunctions and advises other journals.


Research Areas

  • Creative Writing – non/fiction, drama, film, poetry
  • Fascism and the Engaged Writer
  • 20th Century and Contemporary Literature
  • Exile and Diaspora
  • Cavafy
  • Cyprus
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Visual and Performance Culture