It was early in the evening when I came from the bush. I was the cowboy of our family. I had no company other than the cattle, and I knew that the bush was so dangerous for whosoever was in it late. But I never knew how dangerous the bush is other than what I used to hear from my ??? ??? who was so ??? than me when it comes wild animals saying that to “see a lion is your death.”
By remembering this I confirmed that it was only left for me to twinkle my eye and go to the next world. Because I had no promise that I would soon encounter “the conductor who would issue for me the ticket for the next world.” Because of the bad condition that I was in, I decided to climb a tree, though the darkness of the night was complete.
After fulfilling my decision it was not more than that 45 seconds later when the lion was under acacia that I was in.
After a long period, the lion got sleepy and I was too. And I folded on it. Then the lion ran away and there, I was saved.
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.