Nina Subin

Sarah Blake

Fiction, Poetry

Sarah Blake's debut 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. Blake 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. She currently lives in the U.K., where she’s working on her next novel, Clean Air, forthcoming from Algonquin Books.


Festival Years: 2020, 2021