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Beyond the Books: Five Questions for our UIOWA Writers

Welcome to the 5Q Interview series! Each year, the Writing University conducts a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City participating in the various University of Iowa writing programs. We sit down with authors to ask about their work, their process and their descriptions of home.

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Tzveta SOFRONIEVA  Цвета Софрониева bio pic

5Q Interview: Tzveta Sofronieva, IWP Resident

Thursday, October 19, 2023
"There are days when I work the whole day because my text demands it. Then fellow writers supply me with a drink or a bagel late at night."
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5Q Interview: Li Kotomi 李琴峰, IWP Resident

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
I believe the most important thing to do during the residency is to explore the city and the culture here, and meanwhile, to communicate with those writers from all over the world.

5Q Interview: Megan Lenss

Saturday, January 30, 2021