One of the great joys over more than three decades working with developing writers is teaching literature in translation—world literature made newer and stranger by its expression in English. What’s most gratifying is to guide discoveries of original international voices, our focus on structure and language, and on how stories can transition from native sources… [Read More]
Douglas Unger is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land (Harper & Row 1984), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award. His most recent books are the novel Voices from Silence (St. Martin’s Press 1995) and the collection Looking for War and Other Stories (Ontario Review Press 2004). Among his newer works are stories in Boulevard and Southwest Review, essays in The Writer’s Chronicle, Carve, and other publications, and he has just completed a new novel, Dream City. His honors and distinctions include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, a Fulbright scholarship, and the Nevada Board of Regents Medal for Creative Activities. He is the co-founder of the MFA in Creative Writing International and PhD with creative dissertation programs at UNLV, where he teaches, and is affiliated faculty with Black Mountain Institute. Doug Unger also serves on the executive board of Words without Borders, as editorial advisor for The Americas Series with Texas Tech University Press, and travels extensively in support of literary activism around the world.