WorldCat Identities

Novakovich, Josip 1956-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 151 publications in 10 languages and 4,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Literature  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  History  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Josip Novakovich
 
Most widely held works by Josip Novakovich
Fiction writer's workshop by Josip Novakovich( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a clear and lively style, with rich literary references from classic and contemporary fiction, Novakovich teaches you how to: uncover ideas worth writing about; evoke a vivid sense of place and time; invent believable characters for your fiction; support your story with strong organization and structure; tell your story from the best viewpoint; direct your dramatic action; open and close with power and grace; choose expressive details; write with a commanding narrative voice; and transform your first draft into finished, polished fiction." "At the end of each chapter, a dozen or more unique writing exercises (each with a clear "objective statement" to focus your efforts) will help you put what you learn into action, while exploring new ideas, approaches and genres. After you complete each exercise, "check" questions will help you review what you've done - so that you may revise or rewrite." "Encouraging real improvement over negative self-criticism, Novakovich helps you gain a more productive sense of where you can write one more line that will add life to what you already have down - or where you can delete a line that may obscure your readers' view." "He helps you develop day-to-day self-discipline. And perhaps most important, he respects and encourages your development of personal style. "I will give you a lot of advice," he says, "but you need not take it."" "As a writer, Novakovich knows that the strongest fiction emerges from your own choices and directions. Fiction Writer's Workshop gives you clear, firsthand understanding of the elements of fiction ... so you can make more informed choices and your fiction more successful."--Jacket
Writing fiction step by step by Josip Novakovich( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing Fiction Step by Step gives you more than 200 exercises that will sharpen your writing skills while helping you develop complete short stories, even novels." "In this sequel to his very popular Fiction Writer's Workshop, Whiting Award-winning author Josip Novakovich shows you that writing fiction is about making connections - between character and plot, setting and conflict, memory and imagination. You'll make these connections by linking the exercises." "Embark on a unique writing journey and learn step by step how to craft fiction that captivates readers."--Jacket
April Fool's Day : a novel by Josip Novakovich( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ivan Dolinar is born in Tito's Yugoslavia on April Fool's Day, 1948 -- the auspicious beginning of a life that will be derailed by backfiring good intentions in a world of propaganda and paranoia. At age nineteen, an innocent prank cuts the young Croatian's budding medical career short and lands him in a notorious labor camp. Released on the eve of civil war, Ivan is drafted into the wrong army, becoming a pawn in an absurd conflict in which the rules and loyalties shift abruptly and without warning. But even in a world gone mad, one course of action remains eminently sane: survival. Told with bitingly dark humor and a deep tenderness, April Fool's Day is both a devastating political satire and a razor-sharp parody of war."--Publisher's website
Salvation and other disasters : short stories by Josip Novakovich( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on war-torn Yugoslavia. In Sheepskin, flowers rejoice, landmines protecting them from trampling by man, while in Out of the Woods, a man who refuses to listen to a woman's tale of rape is accused of betrayal, "the ultimate adultery of diluting the truth." By the author of Apricots from Chernobyl
Infidelities : stories of war and lust by Josip Novakovich( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories covering a time span from WWI to the current plight of the Balkan immigrants in today's America. The stories show acts of compassion, dark humor and desire from a country devastated by tragedy
Yolk : short stories by Josip Novakovich( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales on Eastern Europe by a Yugoslav immigrant in the United States. The title story is on the revenge of a woman exploited by men, Honey in the Carcase is on a man's indifference to a war until his own interests are threatened, and in Raw Power a young man reflects on his country as he prepares to emigrate to America. By the author of Apricots from Chernobyl
Apricots from Chernobyl : narratives by Josip Novakovich( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories in the stepmother tongue( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of smoke by Josip Novakovich( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Short story writer, novelist and essayist Josip Novakovich returns with his first collection of stories since being named a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Man Booker International Prize. In Ex-Yu, he explores the major themes of war and exile, of religiosity and existentialism, that have defined his fiction and earned him a place among the pantheon of international writers addressing contemporary literature's most pressing questions. Masterpieces such "Honey in the Carcase", "White Mustache", and "Acorns", unflinching in their humanity and realism, take us into the brutal despair of the Bosnian War. In between, dry humor and world-weary wisdom infuse such exile preoccupations as soccer, terrorism, and cigarettes. Taken together, this latest collection comprises a bravely intelligent mosaic of what it means to be torn from one's country and one's self"--
Ex-Yu : stories by Josip Novakovich( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tumbleweed : stories by Josip Novakovich( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this latest short-story collection Josip Novakovich explores the shallow roots of emigration as he traverses North America from university post to writing residency. These stories take on an aura of memoir as they invite us into the privacy of his family experiences. Novakovich is in search of a natural existence, whether it be living close to the land or raising animals
Three deaths by Josip Novakovich( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce recueil rassemble trois nouvelles et un récit autobiographique. Dans une ville de Croatie, au plus fort de la guerre froide, un père accompagne sa fillette à la clinique pour qu'elle reçoive un vaccin gratuit contre la rougeole, don du peuple américain. Un gamin voit son père mourir sous ses yeux, parce que le médecin du village est à la taverne plutôt qu'au dispensaire au moment où on a besoin de lui. L'auteur relate son retour en Croatie, au chevet de sa mère qui va mourir, après qu'il s'est établi aux États-Unis. Le chat Bonhomme-de-Neige, que ses maîtres négligents n'ont jamais fait castrer, vient crever misérablement dans leurs bras après une très courte vie passée à se battre, à bâfrer et à forniquer. Ces quatre textes forment un saisissant résumé de l'art de Josip Novakovich. Maître de la forme courte et de l'humour noir, il nous amène chaque fois au bord des larmes - des larmes d'émotion ou de rire"--Page [4] de la couverture
April Fools Day by Josip Novakovich( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Hos-McGrane provides information on the celebration of April Fools' Day, which is celebrated on April 1st. People traditionally attempt to play tricks on one another on April Fools' Day. The origin of the holiday is unknown. The information was compiled by a 5th grade student. Links to related sites are available
Infidélités : histoires de guerre et de luxure : nouvelles by Josip Novakovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories covering a time span from WWI to the current plight of the Balkan immigrants in today's America. The stories show acts of compassion, dark humor and desire from a country devastated by tragedy
American fiction. the best unpublished short stories by emerging writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one new authors evoke the painful and beautiful realities of life. Whether the struggles of a recent immigrant to support his family, a young daughter dealing with her mother's mental health issues, or the slow decay of a once- sharp mind, this volume showcases the lives of these diverse American writers and characters. -- Provided by publisher
Shopping for a better country : essays by Josip Novakovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of narrative essays on family, history and travel from the Croatian-American author
Tražeći grob u Clevelandu by Josip Novakovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Croatian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Požuda : priče o ljubavi, ratu i nadi by Josip Novakovich( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Croatian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimna zavjesa by Josip Novakovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Croatian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grimizne usne by Josip Novakovich( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Croatian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.06 for Writing fi ... to 0.80 for Grimizne u ...)

Fiction writer's workshop
Covers
Writing fiction step by stepApril Fool's Day : a novelSalvation and other disasters : short storiesInfidelities : stories of war and lustYolk : short storiesApricots from Chernobyl : narrativesStories in the stepmother tongueThree deaths
Alternative Names
Josip Novaković

Josip Novakovich Amerikaans schrijver

Josip Novakovich écrivain canadien

Josip Novakovich escritor canadiense

Novaković, Josip.

Novaković, Josip 1956-

Novakovich, Josip

Йосип Новакович

Новаковић, Јосип 1956-..

Јосип Новаковић

ノヴァコヴィッチ, ヨシップ

Languages