Joyce Hackett is a novelist and essayist whose work has been published in 12 languages.
Disturbance of the Inner Ear
This dark, critically lauded novel tells the story of inherited trauma healed by erotic love in the lives of two unlikely soul mates: Isabel, a former cello prodigy and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and Giulio, an Italian gigolo. With its hypnotic internal logic, Disturbance conjures a ravaged landscape in which anything is possible. Hackett's musical language comes alive in a perfect-pitch first-person narrative that is evasive yet intimate. Stylistically daring and psychologically acute, this debut marks the arrival of an exciting new novelist. - Amazon
Joyce Hackett was the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at the George Washington University, and has taught writing at NYU, the Free University Berlin, and Kellogg College, Oxford. She is the recipient of many fellowships, including residencies at the American Academy in Berlin, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center, Ragdale, and Schloss Wiepersdorf. Her prize-winning fiction and non-fiction have been published in 12 languages in numerous publications, including London Magazine, Prospect, Paris Review, Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, La Repubblica, and Der Tagespiegel. Her first novel, Disturbance of the Inner Ear, was called “an extraordinary novel of music, history and love” by the Chicago Tribune. It won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Best Novel by an American Woman.
DISTURBANCE OF THE INNER EAR | Amazon
AUTHORS BERNHARD SCHLINK AND JOYCE HACKETT ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING AND WRITING ABOUT THE PAST | ArtsFuse
JOYCE HACKETT - AUTHOR INTERVIEW | Bella Online: The Voice of Women
DISTURBANCE OF THE INNER EAR | Kirkus Review
THE REAWAKENING: KATE CHOPIN AND THE WAGES OF LIBERATION
How a forgotten book that destroyed its author's career became one of the most widely read, assigned, and critiqued novels in the American canon.
THE TERRITORY OF TRAUMA
How researching Disturbance of the Inner Ear forced a writer to confront her ethical center.