February 2009

Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley has published seven books of nonfiction and fiction. His latest book, Invented Eden, The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003) deals with a purported anthropological hoax in the Philippines. James Hamilton Paterson, writing in the London Review of Books, call Invented Eden, "brave and wholly convincing." John Leonard writes in Harpers, "Besides a terrific story, Invented Eden is a savvy caution." Invented Eden was an American Library Association's Editor's Choice book for 2003.

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Hemley, Robin, 1958-
<p>Guggenheim Fellowship Independent Press Book Award for Nonfiction The Nelson Algren Award for Fiction</p>
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Lea VanderVelde reading

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Writing Acts as Therapy, UI Researcher Finds


Howard Butcher, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, recently completed a study exploring the therapeutic effects of writing.

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UI Professor Peter Nazareth on NPR's 'The World'

Tayeb Salih, one of the best-known Arabic novelists of the 20th Century, passed away Feb. 18th, 2009 in London, U.K. In remembrance, Peter Nazareth, English professor at the University of Iowa, spoke with Lisa Mullins on NPR's 'The World' about the famed writer. Salih was the author of many renowned works, including his 1966 novel "Season of Migration to the North."

Listen to the full interview with Peter Nazareth here: Season of Migration to the North.

Naomi Klein lecture

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Eleni Sikelianos reading

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