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Kwame Dawes Named 2013 Paul Engle Prize Winner

A guest post by John Kenyon, Executive Director, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature.

IOWA CITY - Kwame Dawes (IWP '86), Chancellor Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, has been named the second recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization.

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Vijay Nair - Rest in Peace

The IWP was deeply saddened by the recent passing of 2007 alumnus Vijay Nair. In this guest post, KR Usha (IWP '11, India) offers her remembrances.

Why don’t you speak to Vijay Nair, your fellow Bangalore writer, the people at the US Consulate in Chennai suggested after answering my many questions as patiently as they could. Here, they said, handing me a sheet of paper with his phone number and email.

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A Literary Oasis

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The World Comes to Iowa

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