Information for upcoming readings, talks, and other events, is below. Times given are local to the venue.
John spent July and August 2012 in the Val di Comino, southeast of Rome, as artist in residence with the Festival delle Storie. He gave a number of public talks, and there's a video in Italian with a bit of his work.
The residency proved essential for a memoir in progress, titled Cooking the Octopus. An early version of the book's opening is in the Spring, 2013, issue of Zone 3.
Dzanc has reissued John's first four books in electronic versions: two story collections and two novels. Bedlam, John's first book, includes a new author's preface and two early stories never before collected.
In '09, Terremoto Napoletano, the Italian translation of John's Earthquake I.D., was the runner-up for Italy's Domenico Rea prize. The translator was Stefano Manferlotti and the press Tullio Pironti Editore.
John's recent grants include a Major Artist Award from the Iowa Arts Council.
Contact John Domini
John is always glad to hear from readers and thinkers: john at johndomini dot com.
He has won awards in all genres, with fiction in Paris Review and non-fiction in The New York Times. The Times praised his work as "dreamlike... grabs hold of both reader and character," and Alan Cheuse, of NPR's "All Things Considered," described it as "witty and biting."
John's grants include an NEA Fellowship and an Iowa Major Artist Award. He has taught at Harvard, Northwestern, and elsewhere, and makes his home in Des Moines.
Photo credit: Camille Renee.