The University of Iowa
Press is publishing two collections in October of
two award-winning books of fiction.
What You’ve Been Missing by Janet Desaulniers
is the winner of the 2004 John Simmons Short Fiction
Award. Desaulniers, who teaches in the MFA in Writing
Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
has received literary fellowships from the James
A. Michener/Copernicus Society, the National Endowment
for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council. Her
work has appeared in numerous literary publications.
Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes by Merrill
Feitell is the winner of the 2004 Iowa Short Fiction
Feitell, a native New Yorker who resides in Brooklyn,
received an MFA from Columbia University in 2000
and was the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference’s
Margaret Bridgman Scholar in Fiction in 2003. Her
work has been published in Book Magazine, Glimmer
Train, and Best New American Voices 2000.
The authors will read from their work Nov. 15 at
Prairie Lights Books. The books are available at
local bookstores, by calling 1-800-621-2736, or by