Оскорбленные чувства ['Feelings that offend'], the most recent novel of IWP alumna Alisa GANIEVA (IWP '12, '18), was launched in Moscow this summer. Alisa, who is among the 2018 jury members for the distinguished Neustadt Prize for International Literature, will be returning to Iowa this fall as a visiting writer at Grinnell College.
Catherine FILLOUX is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for more than twenty years. Her play LUZ recently premiered at La MaMa in New York City, where she is a Resident Artist. Filloux’s new play about the civil rights movement and the KKK will open at La MaMa in 2014. Catherine’s libretto, New Arrivals, recently premiered at Houston Grand Opera. Filloux’s more than twenty plays have been produced in New York and around the world. She also wrote the libretti for the operas Where Elephants Weep, produced in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and The Floating Box selected as a Critics Choice in Opera News. Filloux’s plays are widely published, and she is featured in the documentary film Acting Together on the World Stage. Catherine received her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and her French Baccalaureate in Philosophy with Honors in Toulon, France.