Sara Baume has been invited to the 48th session of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, which will run from August to November, 2015.
Since its foundation in 1967, the IWP has hosted more than 1,400 writers from 130 countries. The prestigious residency offers time and support to write and has proven to be a one-of-a-kind experience for early-, mid-career, and established authors. Past participants include Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina, 1969), Tomaž Šalamun (Slovenia, 1971-2), Bessie Head (Botswana, 1977), Earl Lovelace (Trinidad, 1980), Orhan Pamuk (Turkey, 1985), Edwin Thumboo (Singapore 1977, 1986), Bei Dao (China, 1988), Etgar Keret (Israel, 2001), Mo Yan (China, 2005), and from Ireland, Eavan Boland, John Banville, and Sebastian Barry.
Needless to say, we’re thrilled for Sara and wish her our heartiest congratulations!