Whittier College Writers Festival

An Evening with Ismet Prcic

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Library

CRAFT TALK: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Admission is Free)

READING and Q&A: 7:00 p.m. (Admission is Free) 


Ismet Prcic was born on March 9th 1977 in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina and immigrated to the United States in 1996, as the war in his country was slowly coming to an end. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California in Irvine. His debut novel SHARDS was published in 2011 by Black Cat, imprint of Grove Press to critical acclaim, winning the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for first fiction, the Writers Center First Novel Prize, the Oregon Book Award and many others. It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and has been translated into nine languages.

The author was a recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts award for fiction and is also a Sundance and Jerusalem screenwriting lab fellow. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film IMPERIAL DREAMS which premiered in January at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and which won the audience award in its category. Prcic lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two annoying cats. In the service of the arts he writes, teaches and spies on his neighbors.



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