Page 12

Featured Authors Asian Literary Prize for Three Sisters. Jin Feng is Professor of Chinese in the Department of Chinese and Japanese at Grinnell College. She is the author of Romancing the Internet: Consuming and Producing Chinese Web Romance (2013). Julia Fierro is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of the novels Gypsy Moth Summer and Cutting Teeth. She founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in 2002, which has grown into a creative home to 4,000+ writers throughout the United States.

Bi Feiyu from 2009 to 2012, the trilogy has sold more than 2 million copies. Joseph Dobrian is a novelist, essayist, poet, and financial journalist living in Iowa City. His writing experience spans more than three decades. Dobrian is the author of the best-selling collection of essays, Seldom Right But Never In Doubt, and the novel Hard-Wired. Michelle Edwards is the author and illustrator of many books for children, one book for adults, and nearly one hundred essays and cards for knitters. Michelle lives in Iowa City with her husband, a house full of books, yarn, and the artifacts of their three daughter’s childhoods. Nathan Englander was the 2012 recipient of the Frank O’Connor Interna-

12 iowacitybookfestival.org

tional Short Story Award and a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. He is currently the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University. Lori Erickson is a travel writer specializing in spiritual journeys. In Holy Rover, from Fortress Press, she weaves her personal narrative with descriptions of a dozen pilgrimages to holy sites around the world. Bi Feiyu has published more than 20 novels and short story collections, several of which have been awarded prizes, including two Lu Xun prizes. In 2004, he was named Most Favorite Chinese Writer in France. He is the winner of the 2015 Mao Dun Prize for Massage, and the 2010 Man

Ed Folsom, Whitman Archive co-director, is the Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa. Since 1983, he has served as Editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. He co-edited Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essay (2007). Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the novel Glory Days (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) and the short story collection The Longest Pregnancy. Her work has been featured in more than forty literary journals and anthologies. Alberto Fuguet is a Chilean writer, journalist, film critic, and film director. His fifth novel, The Movies of My Life (2003), details his youth in California and his return to Santiago at the age of ten. The novel was published in the United States by HarperCollins.

Kaori Fujino is a fiction writer from Japan. She writes short stories and novellas about the horror that lurks behind everyday life. In 2006 she won the Bungakukai Prize for New Writers for her story “Iyashii tori” [The Greedy Bird]. Her most recent collection of stories is Final Girl (2016). (IWP) Kathryn Gamble’s commercial photography clients include ACLU, Meredith Corporation, Sweet Paul Magazine and Von Maur. Her book, Women and the Land, is out now from Ice Cube Press. Enza Garcia Arreaza is a fiction writer and poet from Venezuela. She is an essayist for the cultural platform Backroom Caracas and for the magazine Climax. In 2016, she was selected by the Guadalajara International Book Fair for “Ochenteros,” a program for Latin American writers born in the 1980s. (IWP) Ted Genoways is an acclaimed journalist and author of This Blessed Earth. He is the winner of a National Press Club Award and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Crystal Spring Gibbins is the editor of Split Rock Review and the recipient of fellowships from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She lives on the south shore of Lake Superior. Now/Here is her first published collection.

Iowa City Book Festival 2017  

Welcome to Iowa City, the third UNESCO City of Literature, and one of 20 in the world. The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization...

Iowa City Book Festival 2017  

Welcome to Iowa City, the third UNESCO City of Literature, and one of 20 in the world. The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization...

Advertisement