This archive represents a collection of work submitted by participants in the International Writing Program from 2001 to present. Each year, program participants provide a sample of their writing (in original English or in an English translation) as part of their application to the residency. That text is then made available on the IWP website, alongside the participant’s short biography: http://iwp.uiowa.edu/residency.

In addition to writing samples, this collection includes short thematic essays commissioned from the writers for a weekly panel series at the Iowa City Public Library, as well as their presentations at the Iowa City Book Festival or other similar occasions.

Documents are listed below by year of residency, starting with the most recent. You can also search in the right sidebar if you know the author’s name, his/her country of origin, or the title of a work.

This archive is intended for non-commercial educational, research, or public interest uses only. Any publication of works included here must be by written permission of the author.

A comprehensive Audio/Video archive of IWP residents’ readings and presentations while in Iowa City can be found in the Iowa Digital Library.

For a visual map of residents across time, by country or by language, see the IWP timeline map.

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Submissions from 2015

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Writing Sample, Johanna Aitchison (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Raed Anis Al-Jishi (Saudi Arabia)

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Writing Sample, Armen of Armenia (Armenia)

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Writing Sample, Anas Atakora (Togo)

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Writing Sample, Kirill Timurovich Azernyi (Russia)

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Writing Sample, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow (Singapore)

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Writing Sample, Sara Baume (Ireland)

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Writing Sample, Guzal Begim (Uzbekistan)

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Writing Sample, Ching-Hang Cheng (鄭政恆) (Hong Kong)

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Writing Sample, Wenyin Chung (鍾文音) (Taiwan)

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Writing Sample, Nael Eltoukhy (Egypt)

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Writing Sample, El Jones (Canada)

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Writing Sample, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Harris Khalique (Pakistan)

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Writing Sample, EuGene Kim (김유진) (South Korea)

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Writing Sample, Samuel Kolawole (Nigeria)

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Writing Sample, Anete Kruusmägi (Estonia)

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Writing Sample, Polen Ly (Cambodia)

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Writing Sample, Margarita Mateo Palmer (Cuba)

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Writing Sample, Maung Yu Py (Burma/Myanmar)

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Writing Sample, Michael Mendis (Sri Lanka)

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Writing Sample, Yael Neeman (Israel)

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Writing Sample, Nisah Haron (Malaysia)

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Writing Sample, Birgül Oğuz (Turkey)

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Writing Sample, Rochelle Potkar (India)

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Writing Sample, Teresa Präauer (Austria)

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Writing Sample, Homeira Qaderi (Afghanistan)

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Writing Sample, Rachel Rose (Canada)

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Writing Sample, Byambaa Sakhiya (Mongolia)

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Writing Sample, Aki Salmela (Finland)

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Writing Sample, Marie Silkeberg (Sweden)

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Writing Sample, Karen Villeda (Mexico)

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Writing Sample, Antônio Xerxenesky (Brazil)

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Writing Sample, Feng Yao (姚風) (Macau)

Submissions from 2014

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Religion and writing, Abdullah Al Wesali (Saudi Arabia)

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Writing Sample, Abdullah Al Wesali (Saudi Arabia)

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Writing as Recovery. A brief descent into the abyss, Corteau Auguste (Greece)

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Religion and writing. My world, my witing, Binayak Banerjee (India)

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Writing Sample, Binayak Banerjee (India)

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A Sense of Place. Bloodlines, Bernice Chauly (Malaysia)

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Writing Sample, Bernice Chauly (Malaysia)

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Writing Sample, Li Chen (陳黎) (Taiwan)

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Writing Sample, Li Chi (池莉) (China)

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Breaking In, Breaking Out. How That First Book in Print Changed My Life, or Not, Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australia)

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Writing Sample, Auguste Corteau (Greece)

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Writing Sample, Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australia)

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A Sense of Place II, Cynthia Edul (Argentina)

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Writing Sample, Cynthia Edul (Argentina)

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Writing as Recovery. The Force of Disquiet in Useless Things, Heekyung Eun (South Korea)

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Writing Sample, Heekyung Eun (은희경) (South Korea)

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Writing in a Country at War, Boaz Gaon (Israel)

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Writing Sample, Boaz Gaon (Israel)

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Writing Sample, Kinana Issa (Syria)

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Writing Sample, Mamle Kabu (Ghana)

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Writing Sample, Daren Kamali (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Laurynas Katkus (Lithuania)

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Writing Sample, Gerður Kristný (Iceland)

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Writing Sample, Mujib Mehrdad (Afghanistan)

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Writing Sample, Sadek Mohammed (Iraq)

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Writing Sample, Sabata-mpho Mokae (South Africa)

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Writing Sample, Myay Hmone Lwin (Burma/Myanmar)

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Writing Sample, Omar Pérez (Cuba)

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Writing Sample, Andra Rotaru (Romania)

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Writing Sample, Sabah Sanhouri (Sudan)

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Writing Sample, Enrique Serrano (Colombia)

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Writing Sample, Ahmed Shafie (Egypt)

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Writing Sample, Siu Wa Tang (鄧小樺) (Hong Kong)

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Writing Sample, Natasha Tiniacos (Venezuela)

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Writing Sample, Franca Treur (Netherlands)

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Writing Sample, Anja Utler (Germany)

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Writing Sample, Kai Chai Yeow (Singapore)

Submissions from 2013

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Free mind! What not?, Muhamed Abdelnabi (Egypt)

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Writing Sample, Muhamed Abdelnabi (Egypt)

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Writing Sample, A Lai (阿来) (China)

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Writing Sample, Sawsan Al-Areeqe (Yemen)

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Writing Sample, Karim Alrawi (Canada; United Kingdom; Egypt)

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Politics and prose. The tiny truths of little things, Karim Alrwai (Canada; United Kingdom; Egypt)

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A generation of a shifting language landscape: how adopting another language provides more freedoms to express for the modern Khaleeji generation, Ali Al Saeed (Bahrain)

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Writing Sample, Ali Al Saeed (Bahrain)

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In search of Filipino identity: Freedom's fighters and poets, Mark Angeles (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Mark Angeles (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Rodrigo Blanco Calderón (Venezuela)

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The Vonnegut Effect. Entering the potato barn, Craig Cliff (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Craig Cliff (New Zealand)

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Genre Studies. On Genre, Tom Crosshill (Latvia)

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Writing Sample, Tom Crosshill (Latvia)

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I Wish I Had Written That. Artistics and Medical Humanity: Thoughts on the Achievement of Kevin Barry’s Short Story ‘A Cruelty’, Martin Dyar (Ireland)

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Writing Sample, Martin Dyar (Ireland)

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Facts in Fictions, Nada Faris (Kuwait)

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Writing Sample, Nada Faris (Kuwait)

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At Language's Edge. Poet and Translator at the Edge of Contemporaneity, Dmitry Golynko (Russia)

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Writing Sample, Dmitry Golynko (Russia)

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Writing Sample, Whiti Hereaka (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Kyung Uk Kim (김경욱) (South Korea)

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Writing Sample, Amanda Lee Koe (Singapore)

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Writing Sample, Dénes Krusovszky (Hungary)

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Writing Sample, Chi-leung Lee (李智良) (Hong Kong)

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Writing Sample, Zeyar Lynn (Burma/Myanmar)

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Writing Sample, Teemu Manninen (Finland)

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Writing Sample, Lili Mendoza (Panama)