Victoria Redel

Victoria Redel was born in New York, a first generation American of Belgian, Rumanian, Egyptian and Russian parentage. Redel is the author of three books of poetry and three books of fiction. A collection of stories, Make Me Do Things, is forthcoming in fall 2013. Her latest novel, The Border of Truth (Counterpoint 2007), weaves the situation of refugees and a daughter’s awakening to the history and secrets of her father’s survival and loss.  Loverboy (2001, Graywolf / 2002, Harcourt), was awarded the S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and the Forward Silver Literary Fiction Prize and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Loverboy was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Her collection of poems, Swoon (2003, University of Chicago Press), was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. Her fiction and poetry have been widely translated. Redel is on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught at Columbia University, Davidson College, Ve

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