About Andrew

Andrew Krivak is the author of four novels, two chapbooks of poetry, and two works of nonfiction. His 2011 debut novel, The Sojourn, was a National Book Award finalist and winner of both the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction and the inaugural Chautauqua Prize. He followed The Sojourn with The Signal Flame, a novel The New York Times said evoked “an austere landscape, a struggling family, and a deep source of pain” in Andrew’s fictional Dardan, Pennsylvania. His third novel, The Bear, received the Banff Mountain Book Prize for fiction and is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read title. Like the Appearance of Horses, released in 2023,_ returns to the characters and landscape of Dardan. As a poet, Andrew has published the short collections Islands, and Ghosts of the Monadnock Wolves. He is also author of the memoir A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life, and editor of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912, which won the Louis Martz Prize for scholarly research on William Carlos Williams. He holds a BA from St. John’s College, Annapolis; an MFA in poetry from Columbia University; an MA in philosophy from Fordham; and a PhD in literary modernism from Rutgers University. Andrew lives with his wife and three children in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

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