"To say I loved this novel is an understatement. To say you should read it is a command."
- Caroline Leavitt
IN THE PRESS
“Shockingly original, stunningly written, Nadia is fierce, funny, and tragic, filled with encroaching dread about a Serbian ex-sniper and a young Bosnian refugee who is so distinctive she should be patented. Like Emily St. John Mandel, the author plants us in a cryptic, dangerous new reality we never doubt for a second. To say I loved this novel is an understatement. To say you should read it is a command.”
Author, With or Without You
“A tale thick with trauma and acute with a sense of longing for a home that was erased, this often brutal, sometimes lovely, and always humane novel wades through the refuse of war to elevate those who were blotted out. . . . Nadia is a poetic, unflinching novel that centers on the victims and ripple effects of the Bosnian War.”
“Christine Evans’s Nadia is a brilliant meditation on how the forgotten will
fight tooth and nail to be remembered, sneak in through the trap doors of our hearts, and border our vision. A master storyteller, Evans bends time and space with the precision of a mystic physicist.”
Sabrina Orah Mark
Author, Happily: A Personal History with Fairy Tales
Christine Evans writes internationally produced plays, opera libretti, and fiction. Her debut novel, Nadia, “shockingly original, stunningly written…fierce, funny and tragic” (Caroline Leavitt), “often brutal, sometimes lovely and always humane” (Foreword starred review) is published in Fall, 2023 (U Iowa Press.) Her theater and opera work has been staged at the Sydney Opera House, the American Repertory Theater, HERE (New York) and many other venues, and her plays are published by Samuel French. She is a multiple MacDowell Fellow, VCCA Fellow, a Howard Foundation Fellow and recipient of DC Council on the Arts & Humanities Fellowships. Originally from Australia, she is a Professor of Performing Arts at Georgetown University, and lives in Washington, DC.
Terror. Survival. Hope. Experience this hauntingly beautiful chamber opera, which tells the powerful story of three women’s journey at sea in exile from their homeland.
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- Sun, Oct 29The Writer’s CenterOct 29, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Oct 30, 2023, 5:00 PM EDTDC area writers Johannes Lichtman (Calling Ukraine and Such Good Work) and Christine Evans (Nadia and Cloudless) discuss their new novels, which both feature characters making home in a new place. In a conversation moderated by Donna Hemans (The House of Plain Truth, Tea By the Sea, and River Woman)