Idra Novey was born in Pennsylvania and has since lived in Chile, Brazil, and New York. Her poetry and fiction have been translated into eight languages and she’s written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Paris Review. Her most recent work of translation is Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. In 2011, her poetry collection Exit, Civilian was selected for the National Poetry Series. Ways to Disappear is her first novel.