Pulitzer prize nominated journalist Inara Verzemnieks will read from her new memoir, Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe. This special event is sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program. Among the Living and the Dead is “An exquisite book for the ages as it unfolds from its first mysterious sentence into a masterpiece about war, survival, memory, and, most movingly of all, human need.” —David Finkel
Inara Verzemnieks is a graduate of the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, and has taught writing at Oregon State and the University of Iowa. She is a Pushcart Prize and Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award Winner and her journalism has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, the Atlantic, and The Oregonian. She lives in Iowa City.