Jane Mead

Garth Greenwell, Yaa Gyasi, and Adam Haslett with book covers

Three Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni win big in literary awards season

Garth Greenwell, Yaa Gyasi, and Adam Haslett, among others, recognized nationally
Alumni from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop won an exceptional number of national literary awards in this year’s awards season. The novels of three alumni in particular—Adam Haslett, Garth Greenwell, and Yaa Gyasi—received numerous honors. Workshop director Lan Samantha Chang says alumni were heavily represented in all categories of literary award.

Writers' Workshop alumni to read April 30

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni Jane Mead, Larissa Szporluk, and Heidi Johannesen Poon will read from their poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.