Book Wings: A Virtual Drama

Book Wings: A Virtual Drama is now available as an e-book at Autumn Hill Books.

Between 2012 and 2014, a partnership between the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Moscow Art Theatre, the home stage of Stanislavsky and Chekhov, in collaboration with the University's Department of Theatre Arts, produced three installments of Book Wings, a collaborative exchange and performance initiative designed to bring together writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals from the United States and partner countries in a virtual environment.

The literary foundation of this project were twenty original works commissioned from distinguished Russian and American poets, fiction writers and dramatists. Presented in this volume side by side, this stellar mix of young voices from the two countries ranges from haunting to startling.​ Contributors include:

PART I | 2012
Inga Kuznetsova, Linor Goralik, Dora Malech, Matthew Zapruder, Anna Russ, Quan Barry, Terrance Hayes, and Maxim Amelin

​PART II | 2013
Marina Krapivina, Nataliya Moshina, Carlos Murillo, Victoria Stewart, Maksym Kurochkin, Sherry Kramer

PART III | 2014
​Ksenia Dragunskaya, Maxim Osipov, Robin Romm, Anthony Marra, Michelle Carter, Herman Sadulaev


Book Wings in the News: 


Book Wings

Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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