The IWP at Prairie Lights: Krusovszky and Minhas


November 3, 2013 - 4:00pm


Prairie Lights Bookstore: 15 S. Dubuque St.

Contact Name: 

Morse, Kelly L

Contact Phone: 

+1 319 335 0128

 IWP residents Denes Krusovszky (Hungary) and Shandana Minhas (Pakistan) will be joined by a Nonfiction Writing Program student Olivia Dunn at this free event.

Dénes Krusovszky (poet, translator; Hungary) is the editor of the literary quarterly Ex Symposion and of the JAK World Literature Series, featuring contemporary foreign fiction and poetry in Hungarian. He has published three volumes of poetry, Az összes nevem [All My names] (2006), Elromlani milyen [How It Feels To Go Wrong] (2009), and A felesleges part [Indeed Shore] (2011), for which he was awarded the József Attila Prize. Krusovszky is also a translator into the Hungarian of the poetry of, among others, Simon Armitage, John Ashbery, Leonard Cohen, Billy Collins, Donald Hall, Ted Hughes, Ted Kooser and Frank O’Hara.

Shandana Minhas (fiction writer; Pakistan) has been a columnist, a teacher, an actor, a screenwriter, a playwright, a TED Fellow, and more. Her novel Tunnel Vision (2007) was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book; a second title Survival Tips For Lunatics, for young readers, will be published in 2014.