"On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City participating in the International Writing Program's fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP at the University of Iowa and is made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Rodrigo BLANCO CALDERÓN (fiction writer; Venezuela) is the author of three collections of short stories: Una larga fila de hombres [Men in a Long Line] (2005), Los invencibles (2007) and most recently Las rayas [Scratches] (2011), anthologized in many Latin American publications. Blanco Calderón participated in the 2007 Hay Festival Bogota as one of 'Latin America's 39 Most Exciting Authors Under 39.' He is the founder of the publishing house and bookstore Lugar Común, and teaches literature at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. His participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
On the Map 2013: Rodrigo BLANCO CALDERÓN (Venezuela)
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.