The University of Iowa

Daniel Alarcón Webcast

2/14 at 7pm: Listen to the live webcast of Daniel Alarcón reading on Live from Prairie Lights. Alarcón, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop ('04), is currently on tour promoting his debut novel, Lost City Radio, his second book after the publication of his collection of stories, War by Candlelight.Alarcón, a recipient of the 2004 Whiting Award and finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, has been widely recognized as a writer of exceptional talent, both by the press and by fellow writers. As fiction writer Vinnie Wilhelm recalls from their time in the Workshop together, "the pieces he put up for workshop demonstrated that Daniel had a few things figured out. His prose had a forceful precision that obviated flashiness. His stories never cut corners despite their considerable ambition."

To learn more about Alarcón and his work, visit his website; additionally, a selection of links to recordings and publications follows below.

"República and Grau," by Daniel Alarcón. The New Yorker, 10/30/2006
"City of Clowns," by Daniel Alarcón. The New Yorker, 6/23/03
Interview with Daniel Alarcón at The Elegant Variation, 1/31/2007
"Daniel Alarcón Steps into a Brave New World," Los Angeles Times, 2/2/07

Daniel Alarcón reads from War by Candlelight on "Live from Prairie Lights," 4/19/2004
"'Expanding the Hyphen' in War by Candlelight," on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, 6/12/05.


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