The University of Iowa

Authored by Delaney Nolan


Stanley Awardee reflects on research, a Turkish pride parade, and the vibrant life of Istanbul

Delaney Nolan, an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, traveled to Istanbul on a Stanley Award. She researched topics such as gender, sexuality, and feminism within modern and historical Turkish society, which enabled her to write two short stories. She reflects on her research and the lively city of Istanbul in the following story.