IWP Fellows

The 2015-16 International Writers Project Fellow is Ethiopian poet, novelist, and essayist Bewketu Seyoum.   Albanian fiction writer and poet Gazmend Kapllani is IWP Visiting Scholar for 2015-16.

Previous recipients of the Fellowship are 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.