NAZARETH, Peter

  • Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Uganda
  • Americas
  • Northern America
  • United States
English

Peter Nazareth (Uganda/USA, IWP '73), a novelist and literary critic of Goan and Malaysian descent, is Professor of English at the University of Iowa, and, since 1977, Senior Program Advisor to the International Writing Program. His first novel, In a Brown Mantle, brought him to United States through a Yale Fellowship. Later works include the novel The General Is Up,  and scholarly publications Critical Essays on Ngugi wa Thiong'o (2000) and Pivoting on the Point of Return: Modern Goan Literature (2010). He lives in Iowa City with his wife of over 50 years, Mary Nazareth, herself a core member of IWP staff. 

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