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Release: Dec. 7, 2001
Photo: Authors (from
left) Philip Roth, Eavan Boland and John Irving.
New York Times Book Review recommends books by UI authors
New York Times Book Review has advice for literary-gift-givers who would like
to support University of Iowa writers. Numerous books by UI alumni and faculty
members are recommended in the Dec. 2 "Holiday Books 2001" issue of the magazine,
the nation's most influential literary supplement.
Among the recently published, UI-connected books recommended
by the Times as "Notable Books" of 2001 are:
-- "Carry Me Across the Water" by Writers' Workshop
alumnus and current faculty member Ethan Canin; --"Against
Love Poetry" by poet Eavan Boland, who represented Ireland in the UI International
--"The Dying Animal" by former Writers' Workshop faculty
member Philip Roth;
-- "The Fourth Hand" by perennial best-selling author
John Irving, a Writers' Workshop alumnus;
-- "The Lecturers Tale" by Writers' Workshop alumnus
-- "My Name is Red" by International Writing Program veteran
Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish novelist mentioned as a Nobel Prize possibility;
-- "Niagara Falls All Over Again" by workshop graduate
-- "A Perfect Arrangement" by Writers' Workshop alumna
-- "Six Figures" by Writers' Workshop graduate Fred Leebron;
-- "Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan" by John Felstiner,
winner of the Truman Capote Award administered by the Writers Workshop;
-- "The Practical Heart" by workshop alumnus Allan Gurganus;
-- "Goats," by recent workshop graduate Mark Jude Poirier;
-- "Hoop Roots" by workshop alumnus John Edgar Wideman;
-- "The Huntsman," by workshop grad Whitney Terrell.
Among the New York Times' "Noteworthy Collection" of recently
released paperbacks are "Dont Tell Anyone" by former Writers Workshop
acting director Frederick Busch; "Swarm: poems" by Pulitzer Prize-winning
workshop graduate and long-time faculty member Jorie Graham; and "Six Figures"
by Writers' Workshop alum Fred G. Leebron. "
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