March 2013

Book Review: Nick Twemlow's Palm Trees

Udupi R Ananthamurthy

Udupi R Ananthamurthy, a nominee for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, was a resident with the IWP in Iowa City twice: in 1974 and 1986.

Ananthamurthy, born in the village of Melige in Mysore on December 21, 1932, is one of the most important representatives of the “Navya” or “New Movement” in the literature of the Kannada language. Kannada is spoken by about 50 million people in India, Mauritius, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Dina Nayeri reading

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February 26, 2013
Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri reads from A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, a magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture. Fascinated with America in 1980s Iran, Saba Hafezi becomes convinced that her suddenly missing mother and twin sister have departed for America without her, a situation that compels her to envision her twin's Western life throughout subsequent years.


UI launches new online journal for MFA in Spanish Creative Writing program

Book Wings Russia

March 14, 2013
Thu, 03/14/2013 - 10:00

The International Writing Program and the UI Dept of Theatre Arts link up with the Moscow Art Theatre to bring you 6 new short plays on the central theme of “Contact” from award-winning playwrights in Russia and the United States. Reception 9:15am, 10am curtain. FREE.