University of Tampa hosts author Svoboda

Terese Svoboda is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. | Contributed photo

The University of Tampa recently hosted a reading by award-winning author Terese Svoboda as part of the Writers at the University series.

Svoboda is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and author of six fiction books and five books of poetry. These include Cleaned the Crocodile’s Teeth, which is a translation of the South Sudanese language Nuer song.

Bohemian Girl, her most recent novel, has been recognized as one of the 10 best 2012 Westerns by Booklist and Foreword has named it a finalist for Historical Book of the Year. Tin God garnered praise for Svoboda from Publishers Weekly as a “fabulous fabulist.” The New York Post called her memoir, titled Black Glasses Like Clark Kent astounding.

Svoboda has won the Bobst Prize, the Iowa Prize for poetry and the O. Henry Award. She is also a three-time winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. The Writer’s Choice has selected her work in the past for its column in The New York Times Book Review. Her works have also been feature in SPIN magazine one of The Village Voice Literary Supplements 10 best reads.

The free event was held in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery.

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