I happened to be a successful writer before I realized my ambition. This takes me back to the days I was in primary. I used to put into writing all memorable events that happened in my locality. As time dragged on and on I came to the end of my book, which was filled with stories ranging from tragedy, humour and love. Later after three years, probably 2008, a fellow of mine who was by then a teacher in a private school borrowed the book from me to read at first, but later found the book interesting. He then made the book a part of the teaching syllabus in his private school. This has remained memorable in my life.
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.