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Daphne Kalotay

October 19, Copley Square
Daphne Kalotay is a novelist, short story writer, educator, and reviewer. Her work has appeared in the Florida Review, the Paris Review, Poets & Writers, AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, and Consequence, and she has contributed book reviews to the New York Times Book Review, Tottenville Review, and Vassar Quarterly. For the Partisan Review, she translated poems by Attila Jozsef from the Hungarian. Kalotay's short story "Relativity" was the Boston Book Festival's 2017 One City One Story selection. A graduate of Vassar College, she holds a PhD in Modern & Contemporary Literature from Boston University, and at present she teaches creative writing at Princeton University. Kalotay has held fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Her works include Russian Winter, a novel about a ballerina who joins Stalin’s inner circle; Calamity, a short story collection shortlisted for the Story Prize; and Sight Reading, a bestselling novel on creating lasting art. Her latest release, Blue Hours, is a mystery linking nearly two decades. Author John Wray hailed it as “a book that lodges, in the best sense, in the mind.”