Book Reviews: Hynes, Bognanni, Watrous


The New York Times Sunday Book Review has recently featured reviews of work by several alumni of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, including James Hynes, Peter Bognanni and Malena Watrous. Read the articles here:

Journey’s End >>
James Hynes's "Next"

Under the Dome >>
Peter Bognanni’s "The House of Tomorrow"

Adaptation >>
Malena Watrous’s "If You Follow Me"

James Hynes currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he has taught creative writing at the University of Texas. He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Michigan, Miami University and Grinnell College. Hynes received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Peter Bognanni is a writer currently based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his short stories and humor pieces have appeared in various literary journals. He teaches Creative Writing at Macalester College and is working on a new book.

Malena Watrous attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop on a Truman Capote Fellowship. In 2002, she was the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, followed by a Jones Lectureship. She now works for Stanford as a head instructor in the Online Writer’s Workshop.

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