Edmund Keeley

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

2423 Windrow Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
The Making of Gatsby’s Dream (University of South Carolina Press, 2008)
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Borderlines: A Memoir (White Pine Press, 2005)
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Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey, 1937-47 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999)
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Albanian Journal: The Road to Elbasan (White Pine Press, 1997)
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George Seferis and Edmund Keeley: Correspondence, 1951-1971 (Princeton University Library , 1997)
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The Salonika Bay Murder: Cold War Politics and the Polk Affair (Princeton University Press, 1989)
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Modern Greek Poetry: Voice and Myth (Princeton University Press, 1983)
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A Conversation with Seferis, bilingual edition (Agras, 1982)
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Cavafy's Alexandria: Study of a Myth in Progress (Harvard University Press, 1976)
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Modern Greek Writers (Princeton University Press, 1972)
Journals:
Hudson Review
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New York Review of Books

Fiction

Books:
The Megabuilders of Queenston Park (Wild River Books, 2014)
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Some Wine for Remembrance (White Pine Press, 2001)
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School for Pagan Lovers (Rutgers University Press, 1993)
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A Wilderness Called Peace (Simon & Schuster, 1985)
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Voyage to a Dark Island (Curtis Publishing, 1972)
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The Impostor (Doubleday, 1970)
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The Gold-Hatted Lover (Little, Brown & Co., 1961)
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The Libation (Scribner, 1958)
Journals:
Antaeus
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International Quarterly
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Mediterranean Review
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Ontario Review
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Seattle Review
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The New Yorker
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Yale Review

Poetry

Books:
Yannis Ritsos: Diaries of Exile (Archipelago Books, Inc., 2013)
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The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009)
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A Century of Greek Poetry, 1900-2000 (Cosmos Publishing Co., 2004)
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Yannis Ritsos: Repetitions, Testimonies, Parentheses (Princeton University Press, 1991)
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Yannis Ritsos: Exile and Return, Selected Poems 1967-74 (Ecco Press, 1985)
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Yannis Ritsos: Return and Other Poems, 1967-72 (University of Alabama Press, 1983)
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Odysseus Elytis: Selected Poems (Viking/Penguin, 1981)
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Voices of Modern Greece (Princeton University Press, 1981)
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Angelos Sikelianos: Selected Poems (Princeton University Press, 1979)
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Ritsos in Parentheses (Princeton University Press, 1979)
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C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems (Princeton University Press, 1975)
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Odysseus Elytis: The Axion Esti (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1974)
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C. P. Cavafy: Selected Poems (Princeton University Press, 1972)
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C. P. Cavafy: Passions and Ancient Days (Dial Press, 1971)
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George Seferis: Collected Poems (Princeton University Press, 1967)
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Vassilis Vassilikos: The Plant, The Well, The Angel (Alfred A. Knopf, 1964)
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Six Poets of Modern Greece (Alfred A. Knopf, 1961)
Prizes won: 

Rome Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1959; Guggenheim Fellow, 1959-60, 1973; National Book Award in Translation Finalist, 1973; Ingram Merrill Foundation grant, 1977-78, 1982; National Endowment for the Humanities grant (translation), 1977-78; National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 1981-82; Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, Academy of American Poets, 1980; The Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in Humanities, 1982; First European Prize for the Translation of Poetry, 1987; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Translation, 1988; Academy Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1999; PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, PEN American Center, 2000; Criticos Prize, London Hellenic Society, 2000; Commander of the Order of the Phoenix, Greece, July 2001; Phidippides Award, Hellenic Public Radio-Cosmos FM, 2004; Dido Sotiriou Cultural Prize of the Hellenic Author’s Society, 2008; Ambassador of Hellenism Award, Nomarchy of Attica, Greece, 2010; PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, 2014 (with Karen Emmerich)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
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Last update: Aug 06, 2018