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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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A Marathon Week: Hisham Matar plus Global Express and More!

It’s a whirlwind of literary events this week. In addition to the regular schedule, we have a series of public events centered around Hisham Matar’s visit. The New York Times best-selling novelist is in Iowa City this week as the 2012 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Celebrated Novelist Hisham Matar to Visit the University of Iowa as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor

We are pleased to announce that beginning Tuesday, September 18th, the University of Iowa will welcome New York Times bestselling novelist Hisham Matar, this year’s Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor, to Iowa City for four days of literary events.

While at the University of Iowa, Matar will visit classes, discuss translation and international literature with residents at the International Writing Program, and meet with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from the University’s various writing programs.

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