I wrote this unusual letter to the news of my devastating love that has saturated in Dagahaley Community. I cannot imagine how the news has been received but I can imagine how the people were hesitating to the preparation of my dead love. It was 2006 when I fell in love with a young Somali girl who was living in the IFO Camp. Really we were a bird and its feathers, but later on the girl committed suicide. And in fact I was not on the ground, but I have received her information after amount.
It was a Monday night at 10:30 pm. It was an unusual night. The earth was shaking, trees were whistling, rams were bleating, insects were out of their hole, winds were wailing like a mad man, ??? ???, donkeys were braying. I hardly know whether I slept or not after having all these nagging thoughts at night: I shouted and tiptoed to the door as if I heard her voice from the window. My father ran with his Somali ??? and asked me what has happened and really I didn’t answer his question. I was possibly unable to inhale and exhale and cried until his tears dropped to the ground.
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.
Claire Jacobson, one of IWP's ICRU (Iowa Center Research for Undergraduates) fellows, is featured on the blog of Asymptote, where she is an assistant interviews editor.