The distinguished Romanian poet and translator Nina CASSIAN (IWP '86) died in New York, where she had sought political asylum in 1985.
A new Iowa Literaria just out, with an Iowa City dossier featuring South Cone alums Martin REJTMAN ('00), Giovanna RIVERO ('04), Fedosy SANTAELLA ('09),Gonzalo GARCES ('10), Luis BRAVO ('10) and Maria CRISTOFF ('11).
We note with sadness the passing of playwright, scholar, novelist and activist Pat Amadu MADDY (Sierra Leone; IWP '92).
Milagros SOCORRO (IWP '12) in Words Without Borders: Writing from Venezuela.
Essayist and activist Krzysztof CZYZEWSKI (IWP Souk Ukaz '09) is among the recipients of the 2014 Dan David Prize for innovative and interdisciplinary research.
Khaled KHALIFA (IWP '07, Syria) shortlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Yvonne Owour ADHIAMBO's (IWP '05, Kenya) novel Dust on NPR.
Daniel WEISSBORT, the long-time director of UI's MFA in Translation, editor, translator and mensch, passed away in November of 2013. His legacy at the IWP endures.
Lyonel TROUILLOT (IWP '94, Haiti) wins le Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde!
Bina SHAH (IWP '11, Pakistan) editorializes about romance, love and God in Pakistan.