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Victoria Redel

b. 1959

Current City, State, Country

New York, New York, and Heber City, Utah

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Victoria Redel is a first-generation American author of four books of poetry and five books of fiction, most recently Paradise (2022) and the novel Before Everything. Victoria’s work has been widely anthologized, awarded, and translated in twelve languages. Her debut novel, Loverboy (2001) was adapted for feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Redel’s short stories, poetry and essays have appeared in Granta, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bomb, One Story, Salmagundi, O and NOON among many others. Her first collection of poems, Already the World, was the recipient of the Wick Poetry Award and her second collection, Swoon, was a finalist for the Laughlin award. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Victoria has taught in the creative writing programs at Columbia University, Vermont College of Fine Arts, The New School, and was the MgGee fellow at Davidson College. She is currently a professor in the graduate and undergraduate Creative Writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.

Published Works

Paradise (Four Way Books, 2022)
Woman Without Umbrella (Four Way Books, 2012)
Swoon (University of Chicago Press, 2003)
Already the World (Kent State University Press, 1995)

Before Everything (Viking Penguin, 2017)
Make Me Do Things (Four Way Books, 2013))
The Border of Truth (Counterpoint, 2007)
Loverboy (Graywolf/Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
Where the Road Bottoms Out (Knopf, 1995)

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Links to Sample Works

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Current Title

Professor of Writing Sarah Lawrence College


Dartmouth College B.A.
Columbia University MFA

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