Sara Novic

Sara Nović (born 1987) is an American writer, translator, and creative writing professor. Nović is also a deaf rights’ activist who has written about the challenges she has faced as a deaf novelist.

Nović is most notable for her debut novel, Girl at War, which tells the story of Ana Jurić, a ten-year-old girl whose life is upended by the civil war that resulted in the dissolution of Yugoslavia. The novel was an Alex Awards recipient in 2016. In 2014, Nović was awarded an ALTA Travel Fellowship by the American Literary Translators Association. In addition to publishing her own literary works, Nović has translated poems written by Izet Sarajlić, a renowned Bosnian writer. Nović was awarded the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize in 2013 for her translation of Sarajlić’s poem “After I Was Wounded.” She is also a recipient of the Alex Awards.

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Books in order of publication:

Girl At War – 2015

True Biz – 2022

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