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Release: Dec. 8, 2000
New York Times recommends books by UI authors for holiday
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The New York Times has advice for
literary-gift-givers who would like to support University of Iowa writers.
Numerous books by UI alumni, and by current and past faculty members, are
recommended in the Dec. 3 "Holiday Books" issue of the New York Times Book
Review, the nation's most influential literary supplement.
"The Human Stain" by former Iowa Writers' Workshop
faculty member Philip Roth was one of the 10 "Editors' Choice" selections,
the publication's highest recommendations.
Among the recently published, UI-connected books recommended
by the Times as "Notable Books" of 2000 are:
--"A Region Not Home" by Pulitzer Prize winning Writers'
Workshop graduate and faculty member James Alan McPherson;
-- "Afterburn" by Writers' Workshop alumnus Colin
-- "Blue Angel" for former Writers' Workshop faculty
member Francine Prose;
--"Don't Tell Anyone" by former Writers' Workshop
faculty member Frederick Busch;
-- "Horse Heaven" by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley,
a graduate and former faculty member of the Writers' Workshop;
-- "Hunts in Dreams" by Writers' Workshop alumnus
-- "Master of the Crossroads" by former workshop
faculty member Madison Smartt Bell;
-- "The Name of the World" by workshop graduate/faculty
member Denis Johnson;
-- "The Quick and the Dead" by Writers' Workshop
alumna/faculty member Joy Williams;
-- "Six Figures" by Writers' Workshop graduate Fred
-- "Swarm" by Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty member/alumna
-- "The Missing World" by former faculty member Margot
-- "The Testament of Yves Gundron" by Writers' Workshop
graduate Emily Barton.
Among the New York Times' "Noteworthy Collection"
of recently released paperbacks are "Ahab's Wife" by workshop graduate Sena
Jeter Naslund; "The Feeling of What Happens" by Antonio Damasio, head of the
UI neurology faculty and the neurology department of the UI Hospitals and
Clinics; "Home Town" by Pulitzer Prize-winning workshop graduate Tracy Kidder;
"Losing Nelson" by recent Writers' Workshop faculty member Barry Unsworth;
"My Movie Business" by workshop alumnus John Irving; and "Plainsong" by workshop
alumnus Kent Haruf.
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