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December's Artist-in-Residence Mahmud Altaie, left, speaks with Tim Cassidy (NY Mills-based sculptor), and Regin Schwaen of Fargo (professor of architecture, NDSU) recently at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.

Fiction writer Mahmud Altaie is Dec. Artist-in-Residence

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The New York Mills Arts Retreat is pleased to announce the residency of Mahmud Altaie. He is an Iraqi novelist who has published 20 novels and short story collections. As a dissident under Saddam Hussein, he was imprisoned six times between 1963 and 1980. The English translation of his novel Saddam City relates to the story of these lengthy imprisonments.


Mr. Altaie currently lives in Chicago, and is enjoying the peaceful small town atmosphere of New York Mills while he writes.

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