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On this episode of The Lit Show, current Iowa Writers’ Workshop student Dina Nayeri discussed her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea. Dina was born in Iran and moved to Oklahoma at the age of ten. Her work is scheduled for publication in over twenty countries, and has appeared in Granta New Voices, The Southern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Glamour, and elsewhere. She holds an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Princeton, and is currently a Teaching Writing Fellow at the Workshop.

Dina reads from her novel on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:00pm at Prairie Lights.

Interview by Elizabeth Weiss.

Complete Episode

#54: Iowa Writers Read
Season 05
Featuring Katy Chrisler, Shabnam Nadiya, Margaret Ross, Montreux Rotholtz, Mason Scisco, Grant Souders, Zachary Tyler Vickers, and Elizabeth Weiss.
Air date: 5/9/12
#53: Riverhead Books and Rescue Press
Season 5
Featuring Nick Dybek, Daniel Khalastchi, Madeline McDonnell, and Vinnie Wilhelm.
Air date: 4/18/12
#52: Nicholson Baker
Season 05
House of Holes
Air date: 4/6/2012
#51: Iowa Writers Read
Season 05
Featuring Henry Finch, Jake Fournier, Jessica Laser, Adam Soto, and Alex Walton.
Air date: 3/7/2012
#50: Heidi Julavits
Season 05
The Vanishers Air date: 3/26/2012
#49: Iowa City, UNESCO City of Literature
Season 05
Air date: 2/15/2012