IWP Fellows

The 2017-18 International Writers Project Fellow is Cuban poet, fiction writer and journalist Jorge Olivera Castillo of Cuba. 

Previous recipients of the Fellowship are poet Bewketu Seyoum of Ethiopia, fiction writer and blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo of Cuba,  playwright George Seremba of Zimbabwe, novelist Dul Johnson from Nigeria,  Kho Tararith from Cambodia,  Burmese novelist Thida, Zimbabwean novelist Chenjerai Hove,  Iranian novelists Shahrnush ParsipurShahryar Mandanipour, and Moniro Ravanipour,  Congolese playwright Pierre Mumbere Mujomba, Iranian poet  Pegah Ahmadi, and novelist Nihad Sirees of Syria.

Albanian fiction writer and poet Gazmend Kapllani was IWP Visiting Scholar for 2015-16.