July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

In a special event sponsored by the IWP’s Between the Lines program, Karim Alrawi, Alisa Ganieva and Mary Hickman will read from their work.

Karim Alrawi is an Egyptian novelist and playwright. In addition to many plays for stage, radio, and television, he is the author of two children’s books and, more recently, of the novel Book of Sands, which won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize.

Alisa Ganieva is a fiction writer and essayist from Dagestan (southern Russia) now based in Moscow. Her controversial first book, Salam Dalgat!, which was published under a male pseudonym, won the 2009 national Debut Prize. She is the author of The Mountain and The Wall, and Bride and Groom, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Russian Booker, and will be released in the US in September of 2017. 

Mary Hickman is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of two books of poetry, This Is the Homeland and Rayfish, and two chapbooks, Ecce Animot and How to Be Healthy and Heal. She teaches for the International Writing Program.