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The New Yorker features English professor’s essay

March 28, 2016

The most recent issue of The New Yorker features an essay by Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi. The piece tells the story of a Moroccan organization’s promising new technology: CloudFisher, a system that harvests water from fog.

Toutonghi, who teaches fiction writing and English literature, learned about the project while leading Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program in Morocco last year.

“One of our partner organizations was Dar Si Hmad, the Moroccan NGO that I described in the New Yorker article,” explains Toutonghi. “One of the most moving experiences of the trip was attending, with the students, the unveiling of the fog water collection project.”    

Toutonghi’s forthcoming novel, Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family That Brought Him Home, will be released by Penguin Random House in June. Toutonghi has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, and he has also written for the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Granta, Tin House, and numerous other periodicals.

Lewis & Clark English Department

Overseas & Off-Campus Programs 

Morocco Regional Area Study Program  

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