We mourn the passing of the distinguished Yugoslav novelist, essayist, and thinker Dubravka Ugrešić, the recipient, among many other honors, of the 2016 Neustadt Prize. It has been a point of pride for us to say that we have hosted her. Rest in peace.
Luíza FAZIO (screenwriting; fiction; Brazil) is the author of the screenplay for Sintonia (Netflix), the most-watched Brazilian TV series of 2019. Other recent work was on Samantha! (Netflix) and Sentence (Amazon Prime) and on a feature-length adaptation of the LGBTQIA-themed children’s book A Princesa e a costureira [The Princess and the Seamstress], which won a script development grant from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. Her 2010 story collection O Laboratório do escritor [The Writer’s Lab] received funding from the São Paulo State Department of Culture. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
"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. For additional private support, see final credits.
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