Оскорбленные чувства ['Feelings that offend'], the most recent novel of IWP alumna Alisa GANIEVA (IWP '12, '18), was launched in Moscow this summer. Alisa, who is among the 2018 jury members for the distinguished Neustadt Prize for International Literature, will be returning to Iowa this fall as a visiting writer at Grinnell College.
published her debut novel Persian Brides in 1995. Translated into 15 languages, including English, (George Braziller, NY, 1997, translation Yael Lotan), Persian Brides won the Yizhak Vinner Prize in Israel, The Golden and Platinium Awards, and The Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Award in London. In 1997, her television script “Shuly's Fiancé” was directed by Doron Zabari, and won The Israeli Academy Award as the year’s best drama. Strand Of a Thousand Pearls, her second novel, was published in Israel at 1999, translated into 13 languages (Random House Publishing, NY, 2002, translation Yael Lotan), and also received great acclaim, winning the Golden and Platinium Awards, as well as the Eshkol Award. Ms. Rabinyan is now working on a third novel. She is participating courtesy of the US-Israel Educational Foundation.