I'm proud to announce that Dr. Eva Wampuszyc, of the University of Florida, in Gainesville, has become the first university professor to place All This Belongs to Me on her required reading list! It's for a spring 2010 course titled "Women from the 'Other' Europe: Femininity and Fiction in Central and Eastern Europe."
Looks like a great course, by the way, and I've written Dr. Wampuszyc an e-mail to thank her. The other required books are How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed (Slavenka Drakulić), Snow White and Russian Red (Dorota Masłowska), and The Appointment (recent Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller).
Not to mention, Wampuszyc's students will get to watch Daisies, by Věra Chytilová, and Andrzej Wajda's Man of Marble and Man of Iron. Good times! This is the kind of course that I ate up when I was in grad school!