The IWP at Prairie Lights: Abdelnabi and Manninen


September 29, 2013 - 4:00pm


Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 N. Dubuque St.

Contact Name: 

Morse, Kelly L

Contact Phone: 

+1 319 335 0128

 IWP residents Muhamed Abdelnabi (Egypt) and Teemu Manninen (Finland) will be joined by a Iowa Writers Workshop fiction student at this free event.

Muhamed Abdelnabi (fiction writer, translator; Egypt) is the author of the short story collections [A Rose For Who Betrays] (2003) and [The Ghost of Anton Chekhov] (2012), and of the novel [The Return of the Sheikh] (2012), long–listed for the 2013 Arabic Booker Prize. His stories and essays have appeared in many Arabic–language publications in print and on–line.

Teemu Manninen (poet; Finland) is a critic for Helsingin Sanomat, a columnist for the website Books from Finland, a producer of the Helsinki Poetics Conference, a frequent creative writing teacher, and a coordinator for the publishing cooperative Osuuskunta Poesia. A co–editor of Suomalaisia nykyrunoilijoita 2 , an encyclopedia of contemporary Finnish poets, Manninen is the author of five poetry collections, including Säkeitä [Verses] (2010), Futurama (2010), and most recently Paha äiti [Bad Mother] (2012).