During childhood the happiest thing in my lifetime was when I found my lost coin. This coin was in my pocket, I wanted to buy a piece of sweet. After I reached my destination, the shop, I asked the shopkeeper to give me two pieces of sweet. After he had given them to me, unfortunately I started eating the sweet. By the way the shopkeeper had demanded his money, then tried to take back the money, however I could not find it in my pocket. A lot of fear came to me and I asked the man to forgive me. The man had terrified me and hurt me and then there was a sound on the floor of the shop. As I glanced down it was the lost coin and I cried with happiness.
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.