The Oct. 8-11 readings at Prairie Lights Books and on Virtual Writing University live streams will feature two Iowa Poets Laureate, Marvin Bell and Mary Swander, and an all University of Iowa line-up. Story
Winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the John Simmons Short Fiction Award—Safe as Houses by Marie-Helene Bertino and Tell Everyone I Said Hi by Chad Simpson—will become available Oct. 1 from the University of Iowa Press. Story
Short-story writer Deborah Eisenberg, a former visiting faculty member in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will return as a guest of the workshop to present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Dey House. Story
Libyan fiction writer Hisham Matar, who is based in London, will be an Ida Beam Visiting Professor in the University of Iowa International Writing Program, a residency that includes free public events. Story
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus Andrew Porter set his debut novel in a land so rarely seen in literary fiction it's practically exotic: The streets and neighbors of inner-Loop Houston.
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Natalie Bokopoulos will read from “The Green Shore,” her debut novel set during the 1967 military coup in Greece, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Prairie Lights Book and a live stream on the University of Iowa Virtual Writing University website. Story