Sarah Blake

Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction

Sarah Blake's novel Naamah, a retelling of Noah’s ark from the perspective of Noah’s wife, was published by Riverhead Books in 2019 and won the National Jewish Book Award for best debut fiction. She is also the author of the poetry collections Let’s Not Live on Earth, featuring the epic poem “The Starship,” and Mr. West, an unauthorized lyric biography of Kanye West, both from Wesleyan University Press. In 2013, she was awarded a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poems and short stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Catapult, The Kenyon Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Blake holds a BA from the College of New Jersey, an MA in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA from Penn State University. 

Festival Years: 2024