During my childhood time, one morning my mother took me to a farm where my father was working. It really shocked me when we found my father had been slaughtered on the farm. My mother wept helplessly but it was amazement and frustration for me.
After growing up in the refugees, I decided to write something about the pain which a fatherless person passes and what it can lead to, to the upcoming generation and the entire population.
But because poor and harsh times in the refugees have failed me to write, though I still think of it and decide to write one day and present for the Somali people who are killing themselves, and making the families to fall apart, causing the loved ones to die, while the generations suffer in the big towns without education and alike.
The Israeli novelist Galit CARLIBACH (IWP '16) has just published the comic novella It's Me, Iowa !, set in a world suspiciously resembling the IWP...
Alumni Mahsa MOHEBALI (IWP '13) and Vivek SHANBAGH (IWP '16) will have new work translated from the Persian and the Kannada, respectively, thanks to the 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grants.
The 2018 iteration of the distinguished Thomas Mann Preis goes to the Romanian novelist Mircea Cartarescu (IWP'90).
Sebastian BARRY (IWP '84), the recent, repeat, winner of the Costa and the Walter Scott awards, will for the next three years be Ireland's Fiction Laureate.
Clouds, the long-awaited second novel of Chandrahas CHOUDHURY (IWP '10) is now out from Simon & Schuster India.