January 2011

Aaron Belz reading

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Allan Gurganus

 Allan Gurganus (1947) was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to a teacher and businessman. He first trained as a painter, which helped him later illustrate three limited editions of his fiction. He turned to writing during his three-year stint onboard the USS Yorktown during the Vietnam War. Gurganus subsequently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where he worked with Grace Paley, and obtained an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (in 1974) where his mentors were Stanley Elkin and John Cheever.

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H.M. Naqvi wins first DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

image The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature announced its first winner, H.M. Naqvi, for his book Home Boy (HarperCollins India) at a ceremony held at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival in New Delhi, India on January 22nd, 2011. The event was attended by eminent literary figures, renowned authors, members of the media fraternity and a diverse literary audience.
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Remembering Steve Orlen

image A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and one of the founders of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Arizona, poet Steve Orlen passed away in November 2010. The University of Arizona has created a memorial page to honor the poet.
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