Terese Svoboda
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New York Post

“The result is this complex, unresolved, beautiful story.”

Los Angeles Times

“Affecting blend of history and memoir.”


“What we have to do, living within history, is tell whatever we can, whatever we know, and Svoboda's written a great book both about an actual incident and the telling.”


“Just order this one and do so now.”


“...insightful, disturbing and moving dual memoir...”


“...her work is worth seeking out, wherever one can find it.--Rick Simonson.”

Publishers Weekly

“Searching for Solace” February 2008


“A Conversation with Terese Svoboda” by Jocelyn Bartkevicius, and Sima Rabinowitz insert. Vol. 33, No. 2, Winter 2008.


Graywolf Nonfiction Prize

Best of 2008 — Japan Times



A memoir about her uncle as an MP who reported executions of GIs in the stockade he was guarding in postwar Japan and then committed suicide, Black Glasses Like Clark Kent is "a family romance in the guise of a biography and memoir, also a mystery in the spirit of writers as various as Dashiell Hammett and Sigmund Freud, Patricia Highsmith and D. W. Winnicott," writes Robert Polito.


"An Interview with Terese Svoboda" by Aaron Barlow, E Pluribus Media


"Removing the sepia-tint" by Cynthia Reeser, Prick of the Spindle


"Better Than Superman" by Neil de la Flor, Frivole


"A Conversation with Terese Svoboda" by Jocelyn Bartkevicius in Florida Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, Winter 2008. and Sima Rabinowitz

Part One
Part Two

"Black Glasses Like Clark Kent interview" on MIDWEST OPINIONS by Joshua Mackay, KOGA, 12/18/2009.

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