Joe Geha Novel Accepted for Publication
— filed under: Creative Writing
Retired Department of English faculty member Joe Geha just had his novel Lebanese Blonde accepted for publication by the University of Michigan Press.
Born in Lebanon and raised in the USA, Joseph Geha is the author of Through and Through: Toledo Stories (Graywolf; St. Paul; 1990), a collection of short stories inspired by his experiences growing up in an émigré Arab American community. In 2009, Syracuse University Press published a second (expanded) edition. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Epoch, Esquire, The New York Times, The Northwest Review, Homeground, The Iowa Review, Oxford Magazine, The Amherst Review, Kaleidoscope, A Nation's Voice, The New Virginia Review, Growing up Ethnic in America, Big City Cool, Homeground, and The Quarterly.
He was granted a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His fiction has been awarded the Pushcart Prize and chosen for inclusion in the Permanent Collection, Arab-American Archive, of the Smithsonian Institution.
He lives in Ames, Iowa, where he is a professor emeritus of the Creative Writing Program at Iowa State University.