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.

More information about the fifty years of the program can be seen on the 50th anniversary website.

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

Find more works by and about Chinese language participants (from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) in the Chinese writers database.

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Submissions from 2003

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Writing Sample, Barolong Seboni (Botswana)

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Writers as Readers, Marcin Sendecki (Poland)

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Writing Sample, Marcin Sendecki (Poland)

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Writing Sample, Mirsad Sijarić (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

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Writing Sample, Gábor T. Szántó (Hungary)

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Landscape and Literature, Paddy Woodworth (Ireland)

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Writing Sample, Paddy Woodworth (Ireland)

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Literature Vis-à-vis Other Arts, Li Yan (China)

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Writing Sample, Li Yan (严力) (China)

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Writing Sample, Hua Yu (余华) (China)

Submissions from 2002

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Writing Sample, Sunny Ayewanu (Nigeria)

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Writing Sample, Bunthanaong Somsaiphon (Laos)

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Writing Sample, Tomas S. Butkus (Lithuania)

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Writing and Drawing, Edward Carey (United Kingdom)

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Writing Sample, Hugo Chaparro (Colombia)

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[untitled], Hugo Chaparro Valderrama (Colombia)

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Writing Sample, Amma Darko (Ghana)

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[untitled], S. Diwakar (India)

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Writing Sample, S. Diwakar (India)

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Writing Sample, Ksenija Dragunskaya (Dragunskaya_Ksenia) (Russia)

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Why I Write, What I Write, How I Write, Marjorie Evasco (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Marjorie M. Evasco-Pernia (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Cristián Gómes (Chile)

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Writing Sample, Ina Grigorova (Bulgaria)

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Writing Sample, Mahmoud Abu Hashhash (Palestinian Territories)

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Writing Sample, Marzanna B. Kielar (Poland)

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Behind the Smoke-Screen, Sukrita Paul Kumar (India)

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Writing Sample, Sukrita Paul Kumar (India)

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Writing Sample, Kyaw Zwa (Burma)

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Statement on September 11: On cynicism, indifference, and naivete, Guillermo Martinez (Argentina)

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Writing Sample, Guillermo Martínez (Argentina)

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Writing Sample, Narlan Matos (Brazil)

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[untitled], Gordon McLauchlan (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Gordon McLauchlan (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Jing-Hui Meng (孟京辉) (China)

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Writing Sample, Charles Mulekwa (Uganda)

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Writing Sample, Nori Nakagami (中上紀) (Japan)

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Writing Sample, Freedom Nyamubaya (Zimbabwe)

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Writing Sample, Gideon Nyirendra (Zambia)

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(Mis)Management of Grief: A Year since 9/11, Charlson Lim Ong (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Charlson Lim Ong (Philippines)

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Writing Sample, Alvin Pang (Singapore)

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Writing Sample, Arif Bagus Prasetyo (Indonesia)

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Writing Sample, Dorit Rabinyan (Israel)

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Writing Sample, Elie Rajaonarison (Madagascar)

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Writing Sample, Piotr Sommer (Poland)

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Writing Sample, Chuan Xi (西川) (China)

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Writing Sample, Michael Zeller (Germany)

Submissions from 2001

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Writing Sample, Yawo Weka Aladji (Togo)

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Writing Sample, Torunn Borge (Norway)

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Writing Sample, Marius Burokas (Lithuania)

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Writing Sample, Andrey Stanislavovich Bychkov (Russia)

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Writing Sample, Rocco Carbone (Italy)

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Writing Sample, Norge Espinosa (Cuba)

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Writing Sample, Vince Ford (New Zealand)

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Writing Sample, Joy Goswami (India)

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Writing Sample, Nikolai Lachezarov Grozdinski (Bulgaria)

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Writing Sample, Etgar Keret (Israel)

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Writing Sample, Chris Keulemans (Netherlands)

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Writing Sample, Man-sik Lee (이만식) (South Korea)

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Writing Sample, Medy Loekito (Indonesia)

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Writing Sample, Antonia Logue (Ireland)

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Writing Sample, Aida Nasralla (Israel)

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Writing Sample, Khin Lay Nyo (Mya Hnaung Nyo) (Burma; Myanmar)

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Writing Sample, Thongbay Photisane (Laos)

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Writing Sample, Mileta Prodanovic (Serbia and Montenegro)

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Writing Sample, Sergio Alejandro Pujol (Argentina)

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Writing Sample, Rehman Rashid (Malaysia)

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Writing Sample, Ben Rice (United Kingdom)

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Writing Sample, Dariusz Sosnicki (Poland)

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Writing Sample, Sitok Srengenge (Indonesia)

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Writing Sample, Tong Su (苏童) (China)

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Writing Sample, Viet Huu Tran (HUU VIET) (Vietnam)

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Writing Sample, David Turashvili (Georgia)

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Writing Sample, Thu Maung U (Burma; Myanmar)

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Writing Sample, Shashi Warrier (India)

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Writing Sample, Marek Zaleski (Poland)

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Writing Sample, Antonije Zalica (Netherlands)

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Writing Sample, Ghassan Zaqtan (Palestinian Territories)