University of Iowa

Authored by Fulbright Student Program Blog

Deanna Fei
7/14/2014

UI alum reflects on Fulbright experience, offers advice to students applying

As I now prepare for the launch of my debut novel, A Thread of Sky, it’s a bit unnerving to remember that if I hadn’t received a Fulbright grant, my novel might not exist today. Seven years ago, I was facing my last months as an MFA student and struggling to write a story set in China from my sunlit desk in Iowa. When a friend suggested that I apply for a Fulbright, it seemed a far-fetched notion...