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On the Map: 2013 Fall Residents Tell All

My brother-in-law said to me so ‘now that you’re admitted to the bar are you going to give up this writing thing for a while and try the law?’ and to me what he said is ‘are you going to give up breathing for the next couple of years and try the law?”

-Whiti Hereaka (New Zealand)

[Click to Enlarge] Pakistani novelist and humorist Shandana Minhas' interview will make you laugh (or your money back).
[Click to Enlarge] Pakistani novelist and humorist Shandana Minhas' interview will make you laugh (or your money back).
Last fall, sixteen of IWP’s 2013 Fall Residents sat down with editor Nataša Ďurovičová to talk at length about the writing life, reflecting on their time in Iowa City and sharing the “best” things about being a writer in the country where they live and work. The interviews, part of the annual On the Map series, are now available for your viewing pleasure on the IWP’s Shambaugh House Youtube Channel.

“You have to let other people know your point of view because you’re the only person occupying your space in the world.”

-Sridala Swami (India)

[Click to Enlarge] Mahsa Mohebali speaks candidly about her writing and her life as a writer in Iran.
[Click to Enlarge] Mahsa Mohebali speaks candidly about her writing and her life as a writer in Iran.
The series, made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Department of State, offers a candid and intimate glimpse into the creative lives of these authors as well as a valuable portal into the countries they hail from.

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Curious? Grab the popcorn and explore interviews with Corinne N’Guessan (Côte d’Ivoire), Mahsa Mohebali (Iran), Dénes Krusovszky (Hungary), Oscar Ranzo (Uganda), Muhamed Abdelnabi (Egypt), Patrícia Portela (Portugal), Shandana Minhas (Pakistan), Rodrigo Blanco Calderón (Venezuela), Sridala Swami (India), Lili Mendoza, Roland Rugero (Burundi), Whiti Hereaka (New Zealand), Zeyar Lynn (Burma/Myanmar), Asma Nadia (Indonesia), and Sawsan Al-Areeqe (Yemen).
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