Spring 2013

Courses

Virtual Poetry Seminar (Spring 2013)
Introduction to Creative Writing & Contemporary American Literature (Hargeisa, Somalia) (February 2013)
Introduction to Creative Writing (St. Petersburg, Russia) (March 2013)

Exchanges

LGBT Reading Group (Iowa City, USA | Glasgow, Scotland) (February 2013)
Virtual Writing Project (Iowa City, USA | East Jerusalem, Israel) (Spring 2013)

Events

Reading/Q&A (Bogota, Colombia) (Spring 2013)

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Happening Now

  • Behind the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, shared by novelists Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, translator from the Polish, the Ukrainian, and the Spanish. Congratulations!

  • "Resisting English": at NYRB, Adam Kirsch reviews three decades of the translated work of the Japanese novelist and essayist Minae MIZUMURA (IWP '03).

  • Just out in Beirut, the intriguingly titled ['Laughter as Destructive History'] by the Iraqi poet, translator, and editor Soheil NAJM (IWP '07).

  • Death is Hard Work, the fifth title of the Syrian novelist Khaled KHALIFA (IWP '07), published by FSG in Leri Price's translation, is on the long list of the 2019 National Book Awards, in the Translated Literature category.

  • In the travel journal Off Assignment,  journalist and novelist Milagros SOCORRO (Venezuela, IWP '12) recalls a snowy day in Iowa City, and one woman's special gesture.

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