Donika Kelly

Donika Kelly reads Mary Oliver

Friday, February 23, 2024
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The Daily Iowan receives numerous awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, April 10, 2023
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Chang wins 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for latest novel

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
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Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

International Writing Program resident Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

New book celebrates writers as aesthetic, political agents

Thursday, October 20, 2022

UI assistant professor begins postdoctoral fellowship at McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

UI researcher’s book examines why distrustful public has turned to bottled water

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
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Iowa surpasses Harvard, Princeton as No. 2 for writing

Monday, September 12, 2022

5 UI faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Tolbert receives 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Kelly wins 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Daily Iowan wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, April 18, 2022
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Febos named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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Construction begins on new building for Nonfiction Writing Program

Monday, March 28, 2022
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Febos wins prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
President Barbara Wilson is the 22nd president in the University of Iowa's history.

Highlights from Iowa’s 175th anniversary weekend

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
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39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022

4 Iowa professors win prestigious NEH grants

Thursday, January 27, 2022

39th Presidential Lecture will highlight 3 areas of UI distinction

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Anthropology professor publishes book about health research participation in Mexico

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Daily Iowan named Online Pacemaker winner

Thursday, November 11, 2021
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Iowa holds two top-10 programs in ‘US News’ rankings of best universities

Monday, September 13, 2021

Nabhan-Warren publishes new book, Meatpacking in America

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Jennings receives Doug Trank Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Whaley co-authors book on comics studies

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Whaley receives 2021 HistoryMakers Award

Thursday, June 3, 2021
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Chang named Berlin Prize fellow

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

7 writers with Iowa ties earn prestigious literary honors

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

UI joins IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Alliance in support of threatened and displaced scholars

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Daily Iowan Named 2021 Newspaper of the Year in Iowa

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

In Memory of Marvin Bell (1937-2020)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Rachel Williams' book, 'Run Home If You Don't Want to be Killed,' publishes in March

Monday, November 30, 2020

Spanish and Portuguese professor wins NEH award

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Writing in Spanish elevates academia

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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3 University of Iowa graduates named finalists for 2020 National Book Awards

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Daily Iowan named nation's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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UI breaks record with 24 Fulbright awards

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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UI faculty members use Guggenheim fellowships to advance research

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Daily Iowan named 2020 Newspaper of the Year in Iowa

Monday, February 10, 2020

Ana Merino wins the Premio Nadal for 'El mapa de los afectos'

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

UI Press author named to 5 Under 35 list

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Huffman awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

UI professor publishes ' Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule'

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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The book on Boyd

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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IWP’s Merrill awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Debut novel from Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate finds success on big screen

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UI faculty member receives NEH grant to host faculty seminar

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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An outstanding year for Iowa literature

Monday, July 23, 2018
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UI alumna wins Man Booker International Prize

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Austin Hughes receives prestigious Beinecke Scholarship

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Meet 5 Writers’ Workshop students who first came to the UI as teens

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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Popularity of UI’s creative writing major explodes

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The development of the UI’s undergraduate creative writing major

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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UI translation minor aims to bridge gaps between individuals, cultures

Monday, February 5, 2018

Pulitzer Prize finalist talks Iowa Writers’ Workshop and creating a space to write

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Writers’ Workshop student wins New American Fellowship

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Three Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumni win big in literary awards season

Thursday, May 11, 2017

UI Libraries announces May 12 deadline for requesting books from Main Library storage

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Library of Congress to hold special event honoring Marilynne Robinson

Monday, March 27, 2017

Four UI faculty members win top teaching award

Monday, March 27, 2017
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English professor named finalist for L.A. Times Book Prize in poetry

Monday, February 27, 2017

Top ‘New York Times’ editor visits UI for annual Informatics Showcase

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birks wins big at Muscatine Independent Film Festival

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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The politics of poetry

Friday, November 4, 2016
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‘I was able to be the main subject of my writing’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Yaa Gyasi returns to Iowa City after meteoric success

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Marilynne Robinson, according to her students and friends

Friday, September 23, 2016

UI alumnus awarded National Humanities Medal

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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UI Libraries hosts Shakespeare's First Folio

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Celebrating Shakespeare at Iowa

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Welcome home to a new UI

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Back-to-school briefing

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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McPherson remembered at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Friday, July 29, 2016

Priest reviews Bakke's 'The Grid'

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Kevin Birmingham receives 2016 Truman Capote Award

Friday, May 20, 2016
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‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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'I love Iowa'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Record 15 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2016–17

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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25 years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Iowa faculty, graduate students win digital humanities support

Monday, May 9, 2016
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Author Bill Bryson to receive honorary degree from UI

Monday, May 9, 2016
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University of Iowa journal publishes newly found Whitman writings

Friday, April 29, 2016
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Get to Know...Deborah Whaley

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Willis among Pulitzer finalists in poetry

Monday, April 25, 2016

Robinson named to the 'Time' 100

Monday, April 25, 2016

Robinson to receive Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Canin discusses troubled genius character from his latest novel

Thursday, February 18, 2016

McCarty selected for 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Society internship

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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UI Press book collects caucus work of cartoonist

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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The Iowa Review receives NEA Art Works grant to support writing by veterans

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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Get to Know...Rossina Liu

Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Finding direction in film

Friday, November 6, 2015
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Working to make a difference

Monday, October 19, 2015

Writing Iowa in Kazakhstan

Monday, September 21, 2015

Time for creative nonfiction

Friday, August 14, 2015
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Developing voices a world away

Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Stanley Plumly receives Truman Capote Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Addressing community issues through arts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gable lands on 'NY Times' Best Sellers list

Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Writing certificate sets UI students apart in job search

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UI alumnus wins PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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National Book Critics Circle honors Robinson's 'Lila'

Friday, March 13, 2015

25 UI colleges and programs in national top 25

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Alumna Passarello receives Whiting Award

Friday, March 6, 2015

South African theater collaboration comes to Iowa City

Monday, March 2, 2015
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UI Libraries to host Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition in 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is Iowa native's novel a better 'Gone Girl'?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Penny's book named outstanding academic title

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014: A Look Back

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative

Friday, October 17, 2014
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Robinson among National Book Award finalists

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Reunited at the Writing University

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Enriching Iowa Lives: Celebrating rural Iowa in essay

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jameson to receive Capote Award Oct. 23

Friday, October 10, 2014

Iowa Now Minute - 10/9/14

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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The revelations of Marilynne Robinson

Monday, October 6, 2014

A true sense of quintessential Iowa

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Whetting our appetites

Monday, September 29, 2014

'How Writers Write' shifts focus to fiction

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UI alum Samuel D. Hunter receives MacArthur 'genius grant'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Events celebrate book exploring life, pioneering work of Hans Albert Einstein

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Teen's essay wins a free year of tuition from UI

Monday, July 28, 2014

Calling all K-12 artists, essayists

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Journalism alumna lands prime job at 'Cosmopolitan'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Student's essay yields year's tuition at UI

Monday, June 23, 2014
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Alumnus named U.S. Poet Laureate

Friday, June 13, 2014
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New look for 'Review'

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fredric Jameson receives Truman Capote Award

Friday, May 23, 2014
Front page of premiere issue of Light-Eater

Old Gold: 'Light' reading offered by dorm publication

Monday, May 12, 2014

UI launches poetry writing MOOC

Friday, May 9, 2014
Portrait of Diana Cain

For 1970s graduate, English professor's legacy lasts a lifetime

Friday, May 9, 2014

Eight UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2014-15

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Literary immersion students to read from work May 3, 8

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Strayed to read from work May 8

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kate Christensen to read from memoir May 7

Monday, April 28, 2014
Yiyun Li

In a second language, imagination takes flight

Friday, April 25, 2014

Writers' Workshop alumni to read April 30

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peary to read from Iowa Poetry Prize-winning work April 29

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

James Galvin, T. Geronimo Johnson to read at Writers' Workshop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Schiff, Levine to read from poetry April 24

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Workshop grad Shacochis a finalist for 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Workshop alum Savich to read April 23

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UI students receive 2014 Stanley Awards

Friday, April 11, 2014

Workshop grads Kelsey, Bogue Hartigan to read April 18

Friday, April 11, 2014

Workshop grad Michelle Huneven to join Mona Simpson for April 16 reading

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Workshop presents reading by Douglas Kearney on April 14

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Workshop grad Burke to read April 7

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Minor, Pelster to read from new works April 3

Monday, March 31, 2014

Obermann Center to host Health Humanities Symposium April 4 to 5

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fresh academic air

Friday, March 28, 2014

Kembrew McLeod to read from 'Pranksters' April 2

Friday, March 28, 2014

Workshop grads Jamison, Fell to read from new work

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brockmeier to read from new memoir March 31

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Lena Dunham plays Hannah Horvarth on "Girls"

Chang comments on Writers' Workshop plot twist in HBO's 'Girls'

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Calligrapher Thomas Ingmire to speak March 27 at UI

Monday, March 24, 2014

Former poet laureate Robert Hass to read March 28

Friday, March 14, 2014

Stonecipher, Russell to read March 27

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Poets Foley, Poppick to read March 25

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Workshop grad Butler to read from new novel

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Terry Wahls to discuss 'Wahls Protocol' March 15

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New from UI Press: 'Family Feeling'

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Julene Bair to read from memoir March 13

Monday, March 10, 2014

New from UI Press: 'The Fan Fiction Studies Reader'

Friday, March 7, 2014

Workshop alum Alarcon finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Salt Lake playwright in cross-cultural program from Iowa to Iraq

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Randall Kenan to give reading March 12

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Workshop alum Denis Johnson to read at public events March 5-7

Monday, March 3, 2014

Yiyun Li to give free reading March 5

Friday, February 28, 2014

Media activist Robert McChesney to give lecture March 10

Friday, February 28, 2014

Poet Brenda Hillman to read at Writers' Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Portrait of Earle and Laura Smith

Launching a new life in the American West

Monday, February 17, 2014
Antique books from UI Special Collections

From the Biblio Files

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dinaw Mengestu to read in Iowa City Feb. 20

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nonfiction Writing Program visiting professor Cooper to read Feb. 19

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Schaffert to read from new novel Feb. 17

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Marian Clark to read from memoir Feb. 15

Monday, February 3, 2014

UI Press announces short fiction award winners

Friday, January 31, 2014

Poets Kenney, Light to read from work Feb. 13

Friday, January 31, 2014

Livesey to give reading at Writers' Workshop

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ayana Mathis to read Feb. 10 in Iowa City

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Workshop grad Okparanta to read from debut collection

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Amad honored with premier film studies essay award

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Workshop alum D'Ambrosio to read Feb. 3

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Orner to read Jan. 30 in Iowa City

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jen Percy to read from debut Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Massive Open Online Course on Whitman opens Feb. 17

Friday, January 10, 2014
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Robinson visits United Arab Emirates for cultural exchange program

Friday, January 10, 2014

Writing new roles, righting old wrongs

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Iowa Review receives arts grant to support writing by veterans

Monday, December 16, 2013

Media Advisory: Iowa City second graders visit their UI 'buddies' Dec. 11 and 13

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christiansen and Powell to read Dec. 11

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ariana Reines to read from her poetry Dec. 9

Friday, November 22, 2013

Joy Williams to read from her work Dec. 5

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Workshop alumna Szybist wins National Book Award

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Balls of knitting yarns of various colors

Chang shares the challenges of hand knitting gifts for loved ones

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Photographic reflections

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Alexander to discuss book on near-death experiences Nov. 19

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Poets Dennigan, Fathi to read from new works Nov. 19

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lebo to read from poetry Nov. 15

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

'Guantanamo: Justice and Human Rights'

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

UI English professor questions validity of new reading guidelines

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A celebration of global education

Monday, November 4, 2013

Warner to receive Capote Award at Nov. 14 ceremony

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Five poets to read at Rescue Press event Nov. 8

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Alumna duBois receives Whiting Writers' Award

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Attenberg to read from 'The Middlesteins' Nov. 7

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Campion, Weiner to read from poetry Nov. 6

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nabhan-Warren to read from new book Nov. 3

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bauer to give free reading Nov. 1

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Essayist Weinberger to read from his work Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Orozco, Glazer to read from work Oct. 30

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Workshop instructor Waters to read from new novel

Friday, October 18, 2013

What do tourists think of us?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jeff Griffin to read from 'Lost and' Oct. 24

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rendle-Short to read in Iowa City Oct. 23

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Writers' Workshop alumna Catton wins 2013 Booker Prize

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sze-Lorrain to read from poetry Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Marlon James to give free reading Oct. 25

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hear gonzo journalist Jon Ronson

Monday, October 14, 2013

Anton to discuss writing jobs related to nature, science

Friday, October 11, 2013

Belin-Blank Center recognition ceremony celebrates gifted students, teachers

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bagge to read from 'Woman Rebel' Oct. 18

Friday, October 11, 2013

Margot Livesey to give reading at Writers' Workshop

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fernandez, Hickman to read from their poetry

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Freeman to discuss book with Marilynne Robinson

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Parker to read from novella Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Merrill to read from new poetry collections Oct. 14

Monday, October 7, 2013

Iowa City Book Festival set for Oct. 10-13

Monday, October 7, 2013
Detail from an old manuscript

Translating Ixtlilxochitl's 'Thirteenth Relation'

Thursday, October 3, 2013

IWP writers visit New Orleans

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Workshop alumnae to read from poetry Oct. 10

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Klaus to read from 'A Self Made of Words'

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Reading to honor life and work of Seamus Heaney

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Furniture Press poets to read at Prairie Lights

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lundgren to read from his novel Oct. 7

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Robin Sloan to give free reading Oct. 2

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kaufman to read from 'Skull in the Ashes' Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Workshop alum Bolin among poets reading Oct. 3

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shop Talk with professors Bonnie Sunstein and Amy Shoultz

Friday, September 20, 2013
Queen Elizabeth I

Great speeches remembered

Thursday, September 19, 2013

International writers weigh in on the freedom to read

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Connecting the humanities

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Poets to read from their work Sept. 27

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pulitzer winner Harding to read from 'Enon' Sept. 26

Monday, September 16, 2013

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences welcomes alumni fellows

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sept. 19 reading, lecture focus on being Muslim in America

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Workshop grad Maksik to read from new novel

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Several free events slated around Phillip Lopate visit

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Writers' Workshop alumna Herman to read Sept. 19

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bauer to read from new poetry collection Sept. 18

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Steampunk visionary Bruce Sterling to discuss work Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Emmy winner Falsey to talk screenwriting at Dey House

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Iowa t-shirt

A Wellingtonian in Iowa

Monday, September 9, 2013

Branch to sign copies of new book in Iowa City

Monday, September 9, 2013

'Tamale Road'

Monday, September 9, 2013

UI alum Bartelmay to read from novel Sept. 13

Monday, September 9, 2013

Emmy-winner Villatoro to read at Dey House Sept. 18

Monday, September 9, 2013

Natalie Brown to read from debut novel Sept. 10

Friday, September 6, 2013

Human rights and the arts

Friday, September 6, 2013

'Others Had It Worse' available from UI Press

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Writers' Workshop alum Orner to read Sept. 16

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Baker to read from new book Sept. 5

Friday, August 30, 2013

UI Press announces Iowa Poetry Prize recipients

Friday, August 30, 2013

Writers' Workshop alumnus O'Brien to read Sept. 9

Friday, August 30, 2013

Former 'Iowa Review' editor to read Sept. 6

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Young Russian writers assemble in Iowa

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stecopoulos to succeed Valentino as 'Iowa Review' editor

Monday, August 26, 2013

Revealed: A book the size of a ladybug

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Aslan discusses new book about the life of Jesus

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Black-and-white portrait of UI graduate Duncan Wall sitting on a bench

Sawdust in his shoes

Monday, July 29, 2013

Black to read from 'Bad Boys, Bad Men'

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Best universities for the money

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Robinson to receive National Humanities Medal

Monday, July 8, 2013

Robinson to receive White House honor

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cultural diplomacy's 'strange truths'

Monday, June 17, 2013
John D'Agata

Advice to newlyweds: An interview with John D'Agata

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tap the expertise of the Summer Writing Festival

Monday, June 10, 2013
A young man wearing a red dress shirt and a black tie smiling at the camera.

Heckman named UI's first Beinecke scholar

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MusicIC features world premiere

Monday, June 3, 2013

Center for the Book releases short film about papermaking

Friday, May 31, 2013

American authors build literary connections in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Kim Merker in 1991. He was known for printing books the way they were produced centuries ago.

Kim Merker, hand-press printer of poets, is dead at 81

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

UI students receive 2013 Stanley Awards

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Nobel Prize laureates, physicist C.N. Lang (left) and author Mo Yan, (right), Photo by Gong Lei/Xinhua

Mo Yan promotes Chinese literature

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Art provides outlet for grief

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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UI Center for the Book celebrates a new chapter

Friday, May 17, 2013
Deborah Taffa, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, poses in her home Thursday. / David Scrivner / Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI graduate finishing book about growing up on a reservation

Friday, May 17, 2013

Two UI alumnae receive Fulbright research grants for 2013-14

Friday, May 10, 2013
Martín Rodriguez Chaparro reads with Lemme fourth-grader Emmett Blanton during a session March 6 practicing Spanish and English writing and literature. / Benjamin Roberts / Iowa City Press-Citizen

UI encourages Lemme students with bilingual writing experiment

Monday, May 6, 2013

Schoon to read from new novel May 11

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hemley to read from 'Nola' May 10

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Loren Glass to read from new book May 9

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pulitzer winner Harding to read in Iowa City May 8

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Geoffrey Nutter to read from his poetry May 7

Monday, April 29, 2013

Evison to read from his work April 26

Friday, April 26, 2013

Douglas to read from memoir May 6

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Christine Sneed to read from new novel May 3

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Writers' Workshop alumni to read from poetry May 2

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spargo to read from new novel April 24

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sims to read from forthcoming novel May 1

Monday, April 22, 2013

Krueger to read from mystery series April 30

Friday, April 19, 2013

Poets Bernheim, Dombrowski to read on April 29

Friday, April 19, 2013

Latest Writing News

Chang proud to be part of Iowa’s writing legacy

Thursday, April 25, 2024
The Iowa Writers’ Workshop director is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters award and a MacDowell Fellowship to support and encourage her creative work.

2 UI faculty receive prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Two University of Iowa faculty are among those selected for the 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship.

New journal publishes UI lecturer's article on using role-playing games to teach

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Justin Cosner, a lecturer in the UI Department of Rhetoric, studied the use of role-playing games as a teaching aid and had his findings published.

'Martyr!' plays its subject for laughs but is also deadly serious

Friday, March 22, 2024
In his first novel, the Iranian American poet Kaveh Akbar asks whether our pain matters, and to whom, and how it might be made to matter more. Akbar is an associate professor of English and director of the English and creative writing major at Iowa.

Daily Iowan buys two local papers saving them from closure

Monday, March 18, 2024
The Daily Iowan, a non-profit university newspaper, has purchased two local newspapers saving them from shutting down. Students from the University of Iowa will help both papers cover their communities.

UI's Aron Aji named 2024 National Book Awards judge

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Aron Aji, director of the Translation programs at Iowa, was named a 2024 National Book Awards judge. He has translated poetry and prose by Turkish writers, including Bilge Karasu, Ferit Edgu, Murathan Mungan, and Ebru Ojen.

Donika Kelly reads Mary Oliver

Friday, February 23, 2024
On this podcast, Donika Kelly joins Kevin Young to read “One Hundred White-Sided Dolphins on a Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, and her own poem “Sixteen Center.” Kelly is the author of two poetry collections, and the recipient of an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, she teaches at the University of Iowa.

University of Iowa Solves One Big Problem, and Perhaps a Bigger One

Friday, February 16, 2024
Last year, donors contributed $500 million to support local news. And that’s in addition to the tens of millions of dollars of operating losses at billionaire-owned newspapers like the Washington Post and L.A. Times. Then on Jan. 29, higher education joined the fight. That’s when the University of Iowa’s Daily Iowan announced it had acquired two nearby community papers: the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun, and the Solon Economist.

What Drives Kaveh Akbar? The Responsibility of Survival

Friday, February 9, 2024
Kaveh Akbar, director of the English and Creative Writing major at Iowa and associate professor, had a raging addiction and little reason to believe his life would turn out well. Now he has a debut novel, “Martyr!,” which makes you want to “get up and yell.”

Daily Iowan wins 3 Pacemaker awards

Friday, December 1, 2023
The Daily Iowan was named national Newspaper, Online, and Multiplatform Pacemaker winners by the Associated Collegiate Press on Oct. 30 and was one of only three college news organizations in the country to win all three awards.

Writers' Workshop graduate wins the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Justin Torres, a 2010 graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, won the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction at the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City on Nov. 15.

UI holds top public nursing, writing programs in ‘US News’ rankings of best universities

Friday, September 15, 2023
The University of Iowa improved its national ranking in undergraduate nursing programs to No. 4 and is tied for No. 1 among public universities, while also remaining the best public writing program in the country, according to the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

Is Jamel Brinkley the best short-story writer of his generation?

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Jamel Brinkley, assistant professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, talks about his new collection of short stories, "Witness." The book follows his widely celebrated 2018 debut collection, “A Lucky Man,” which was a finalist for a National Book Award, the John Leonard Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

What the pope’s visit to Mongolia says about his priorities and how he is changing the Catholic Church

Monday, August 28, 2023
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, professor and V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies, published an article in The Conversation, an independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of academic experts for the general public. As a scholar of Roman Catholicism, Nabhan-Warren describes how Pope Francis' official travels are part of his decade-long effort to rebrand the Roman Catholic Church as a religious institution that centers on the poor.

UI author’s book named to Barack Obama’s 2023 Summer Reading List

Friday, August 11, 2023
What Napoleon Could Not Do, a literary novel written by Derek (DK) Nnuro, curator of special projects at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, recently received a unique honor when President Barak Obama named it to his 2023 summer reading list.

Iowa writer Jesus “Chuy” Renteria wins Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Monday, July 17, 2023
Poets & Writers announced on July 14 the winners of the 2023 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award: David Ehmcke for poetry and Jesus “Chuy” Renteria for fiction.

CLAS faculty member E Cram wins 2023 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award

Monday, July 17, 2023
The Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) has announced E Cram as the winner of its 2023 Book Award for their 2022 work titled Violent Inheritance: Sexuality, Land, Energy, and the Making of the North American West. This award is presented annually to the best publication by an RSA member published during the current academic year.

The Daily Iowan receives numerous awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, April 10, 2023
The Daily Iowan won top honors in seven of nine categories—including best student newspaper, best TV newscast, and best website—in a regional journalism competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Chang wins 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for latest novel

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts at Iowa, won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for her novel, The Family Chao.

Finding Joy in Early Black Writing

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
In a recent PBS installment of Amanpour and Company, Tara Bynum, professor of English and African American Studies at Iowa, talks about her new book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America, which explores the ways that four early Black writers named and expressed happiness and joy despite being enslaved.

DK Nnuro on his debut novel 'What Napoleon Could Not Do'

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
In this interview with NPR, Derek (DK) Nnuro talks about his debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, a book that depicts how America is seen through the eyes of three characters with African ties. Nnuro is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, teaches writing at Iowa, and is curator of special projects at the Stanley Museum of Art.

International Writing Program resident Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Shehan Karunatilaka, spring 2022 resident of the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP), has been honored with the 2022 Booker Prize for his second novel, "The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida."

New book celebrates writers as aesthetic, political agents

Thursday, October 20, 2022
A faculty member in the University of Iowa Department of English has published a book that argues that state and state-affiliated cultural diplomacy contributed to the making of postwar U.S. literature.

UI assistant professor begins postdoctoral fellowship at McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
University of Iowa Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies Tara Bynum began a nine-month term as the Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies on Sept. 1.

UI researcher’s book examines why distrustful public has turned to bottled water

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
A research fellow at the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center has published a book on Americans’ distrust of the government when it comes to drinking water.

‘Along Came a Spider’ author James Patterson donates to Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
The University of Iowa, Howard University, PEN America and Scholastic Book Clubs are among the latest recipients of donations from James Patterson, the bestselling author who has given over $100 million to literary and literacy programs.

Iowa Journalism Professor Stephen Bloom releases new book

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Stephen Bloom’s latest nonfiction book explores the saga of a rural Iowa teacher who became world famous after importing a controversial social experiment on racism into her classroom and around the globe.

Faculty member wins award from National Communication Association

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
E Cram, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, is the recipient of the National Communication Association's (NCA) New Investigator Award. The award recognizes current members of the Rhetoric and Communication Division of the NCA who have established a robust research project within eight years of receiving a doctorate and who have the potential to contribute significantly...

Iowa surpasses Harvard, Princeton as No. 2 for writing

Monday, September 12, 2022
The University of Iowa is the No. 2 university in the country for writing, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Q&A: What is 'critical race theory,' really? A new book tries to explain

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Amid a nationwide debate over a once-obscure academic movement, UI Professor Victor Ray offers Americans a primer on its core concepts.

The Feminist Case for Breast Reduction

Friday, May 20, 2022
Melissa Febos, associate professor in Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, writes a personal essay about breast reduction surgery.

5 UI faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Five University of Iowa faculty members have been selected to receive the inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards.

Tolbert receives 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Professor and Lowell G. Battershell University Distinguished Chair of Political Science Caroline Tolbert was awarded the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics for her book, Choosing the Future: Technology and Opportunity in Communities.

Kelly wins 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in poetry

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Donika Kelly, assistant professor in the department of English, won the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry with her collection titled The Renunciations.

The Daily Iowan wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, April 18, 2022
The Daily Iowan dominated a regional journalism competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Febos named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The spring 2022 semester has been quite extraordinary for Melissa Febos, who has won three national awards.

Construction begins on new building for Nonfiction Writing Program

Monday, March 28, 2022
The University of Iowa is bolstering its writing resources in an impressive way as construction began earlier this month on a new building for the renowned Nonfiction Writing Program.

Febos wins prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Melissa Febos, associate professor in the Nonfiction Writing Program, was named winner of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism for Girlhood, a collection of essays about the values that shape girls and the women they become.

Highlights from Iowa’s 175th anniversary weekend

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The University of Iowa officially celebrated its 175th anniversary on Feb. 25—27 with two key events, the installation of Barbara Wilson as the university’s 22nd president and the 2022 Presidential Lecture.

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s 39th annual Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.

4 Iowa professors win prestigious NEH grants

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Four University of Iowa faculty members were awarded the nation’s most prestigious humanities scholarship, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants. The NEH awarded $24.7 million to 208 humanities projects nationwide.

39th Presidential Lecture will highlight 3 areas of UI distinction

Thursday, January 20, 2022
This February, in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Presidential Lecture Series will feature presentations from three distinguished UI faculty members—Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winokur.

Publishers Weekly reviews Samantha Chang's new novel, The Family Chao

Monday, December 6, 2021
Publishers Weekly reviews the new novel by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, calling the book "thoroughly entertaining" and a "triumphant return" for Chang.

Anthropology professor publishes book about health research participation in Mexico

Monday, December 6, 2021
An anthropology professor has published a book about the participation of men in research involving HPV occurrence in a city in Mexico.

The Daily Iowan named Online Pacemaker winner

Thursday, November 11, 2021
The Daily Iowan in October was named an Online Pacemaker winner by the Associated Collegiate Press for 2020—21. The Pacemaker is considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.

Renteria explores growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa

Monday, October 11, 2021
In his new memoir, Chuy Renteria, public engagement coordinator at Hancher Auditorium, explores dance and growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa.

NWP Professor Melissa Febos's book lights up the media in 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The University of Iowa—renowned worldwide for creative writing—has struck literary gold again, thanks to Melissa Febos, associate professor of English in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Iowa holds two top-10 programs in ‘US News’ rankings of best universities

Monday, September 13, 2021
The University of Iowa improved its national ranking to No. 33 among public universities, while for the second consecutive year boasting the top public writing program in the country and a top-10 nursing program in the latest rankings published by U.S. News and World Report.

Nabhan-Warren publishes new book, Meatpacking in America

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
University of Iowa V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair in Catholic Studies Kristy Nabhan-Warren has authored a new book that explores the meatpacking industry and the immigrant experience.

Nugent named editor of The Iowa Review

Monday, August 2, 2021
Lynne Nugent has been named editor of The Iowa Review. She is the seventh editor in the half-century history of The Iowa Review and the first nonwhite person (she is Asian American) to serve in that role.

Jennings receives Doug Trank Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Will Jennings, associate professor of instruction, received the Rhetoric Department’s Doug Trank Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring.

Whaley co-authors book on comics studies

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
University of Iowa Professor Deborah Whaley has co-authored a new book about the field of comics studies.

Whaley receives 2021 HistoryMakers Award

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Deborah Whaley, professor of African American Studies, was one of seven scholars chosen for the HistoryMakers 2021 Faculty Innovation in Pedagogy and Teaching fellowships.

Chang named Berlin Prize fellow

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Lan Samantha Chang was named a 2021-22 Berlin Prize fellow, awarded to scholars, writers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their field.

The Program Era Project: Limning the depths of the Iowa Writers' Workshop's literary influence

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Loren Glass, professor and chair of the university's Department of English, has teamed up with doctoral candidate Nicholas M. Kelly and digital humanities librarian Nichole White to create the Program Era Project, which tracks the aesthetic and cultural influence of the Iowa Writers' Workshop since its founding in 1936.

7 writers with Iowa ties earn prestigious literary honors

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has honored five University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates and a former visiting faculty member with its 2021 awards in literature, while another workshop alumna was elected to membership in the elite group.

Power moves: Chuy Renteria on dance, language and growing up Mexican-American in small-town Iowa

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Hancher Auditorium's public engagement coordinator, Chuy Renteria, talks about being a dancer, an artist, and an author. In his upcoming book, We Heard It When We Were Young: Tales of Growing Up Mexican American in Small Town Iowa, Renteria writes about growing up in West Liberty, Iowa. The book is forthcoming from University of Iowa Press.

UI joins IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Alliance in support of threatened and displaced scholars

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
The University of Iowa has joined the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) Alliance, a global network of partners offering practical support to scholars threatened by war and persecution.

An Author Replies To The Unspeakable In Her 'Elegy' For Lynching Victim Mary Turner

Monday, March 22, 2021
A March 7 story about the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer whose May 2020 killing of George Floyd ignited a nationwide racial reckoning, shows why Rachel Marie-Crane Williams' new book is so essential right now. Williams is an assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies.

Oprah Announces New Book Club Picks: The Gilead Novels by Marilynne Robinson

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Oprah Winfrey announced the selection of Marilynne Robinson’s four acclaimed “Gilead” novels for her next book club selection. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for “Gilead,” the first of her books set in the fictional town of Gilead, Iowa. She followed with “Home,” “Lila” and “Jack.” Robinson was a faculty member in the acclaimed Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the UI Department of English for...

The Daily Iowan Named 2021 Newspaper of the Year in Iowa

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
For the second consecutive year, The Daily Iowan was named the Iowa Newspaper Association’s (INA) 2021 Newspaper of the Year, the INA announced Feb. 11.

Professor of History Colin Gordon awarded NEH Fellowship

Monday, January 25, 2021
Colin Gordon, the F. Wendell Miller Professor of History at the University of Iowa, has received the nation's most prestigious award for humanities scholarship, a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship. Gordon's fellowship will support research for his upcoming monograph, tentatively titled Dividing the City: Race-Restrictive Covenants and the Architecture of Segregation. The...

In Memory of Marvin Bell (1937-2020)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Marvin Bell—the first Poet Laureate of Iowa, a National Book Award Finalist, and professor of literature—died peacefully at his home in Iowa City, Iowa, on December 14, 2020. He was 83.

Rachel Williams' book, 'Run Home If You Don't Want to be Killed,' publishes in March

Monday, November 30, 2020
University of Iowa Associate Professor Rachel Marie-Crane Williams' book, Run Home If You Don't Want to be Killed, will be available in March 2021 through The University of North Carolina Press.

Spanish and Portuguese professor wins NEH award

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese has won a book publishing award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award means a book by Luis Martín-Estudillo, titled The Rise of Euroskepticism: Europe & Its Critics in Spanish Culture, will be turned into a free e-book.

Writing in Spanish elevates academia

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
By bringing another language into an academic system that privileges English, programs such as those at the University of Iowa provide alternative and radical frameworks that challenge a historically white academy’s assumptions about writing—how it should be taught, who belongs in the U.S. graduate classroom, and why we write.

3 University of Iowa graduates named finalists for 2020 National Book Awards

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Books by German poet Anja Kampmann and Colombian novelist Pilar Quintana were honored in the translated literature category, and a forthcoming collection of essays by Jerald Walker was selected in nonfiction.

Oxford University Press to publish Leslie Margolin's latest book

Friday, September 18, 2020
University of Iowa Professor Leslie Margolin's new book, The Etherized Wife: Privilege and Power in Sex Therapy Discourse, will be published Dec.18 by Oxford University Press.

Durham named interim director of renowned UI Nonfiction Writing Program

Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa welcomes writer, scholar, and distinguished professor Meenakshi Gigi Durham to the program as interim director. Durham holds a joint appointment at the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication and in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies.

Jennifer Buckley wins Outstanding Book Award from Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Jennifer Buckley, associate professor in the Departments of English and Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa, has earned the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her book, Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print after 1900, was published in 2019 by the University of Michigan Press.

Misery and megalomania: How David Adjmi became a playwright

Monday, July 13, 2020
University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop graduate David Adjmi's new memoir “Lot Six” traces the Syrian-Jewish enclave that spawned him, the instructor who unnerved him, and the biting comedy that made his name.

Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez helping Spain reexamine its Golden Age

Friday, June 19, 2020
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is playing a prominent role in bringing to light the work and legacy of women writers during Spain's "Golden Age," a period of flourishing in arts and literature in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. The associate professor of Spanish literature in the University of Iowa Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and interim chair of the Department of French and Italian...

The Daily Iowan named nation's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Society of Professional Journalists on May 12 named The Daily Iowan the 2019 Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper in the country.

UI breaks record with 24 Fulbright awards

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
A record number of 24 University of Iowa students and alumni from a range of creative, academic, and scientific fields have been chosen from among more than 10,000 students nationally to receive a prestigious Fulbright award to conduct research, teach English, or undertake creative projects abroad.

UI faculty members use Guggenheim fellowships to advance research

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
UI faculty members David Gompper and H. Glenn Penny will use their $50,000 Guggenheim fellowship grants to take a year off from teaching to focus solely on their research.

'GMA' Book Club: 3 powerhouse authors share their Black History Month book picks

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Kiley Reid's debut novel, "Such a Fun Age," is taking the literary world by storm. Reid graduated from Iowa in May 2019 with an MFA in creative writing.

The Daily Iowan named 2020 Newspaper of the Year in Iowa

Monday, February 10, 2020
The Daily Iowan was named the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2020 Newspaper of the Year on Feb. 7. The award marks the first time the DI has won the association’s top honor since 1981.

Ana Merino wins the Premio Nadal for 'El mapa de los afectos'

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
University of Iowa professor Ana Merino won the Premio Nadal, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Spanish literature, for her first novel, El mapa de los afectos.

Samuel D. Hunter’s own private Idaho

Friday, December 6, 2019
The 2007 graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop left his home state 20 years ago. While rehearsing his new play, “Greater Clements,” he drove through the lonesome landscapes that still inspire his work.

Student poetry competition winners honored at scholarship luncheon

Friday, October 25, 2019
The University of Iowa is often regarded as “the Writing University” because of its world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, but an appreciation and commitment to great writing is evident across the entire UI campus—including the Carver College of Medicine.

Professional organization honors UI Center for the Book professor

Friday, October 25, 2019
Karen Carcia, adjunct assistant professor in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, has been honored with the Emerging Educator award from the College Book Art Association.

University of Iowa MFA grad on translating Nobel Prize winning author's work

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Jennifer Croft never had any doubt Olga Tokarczuk would win a Nobel Prize. "Now editors are actually tweeting ‘Oh, I wish I’d listened to Jennifer Croft 10 years ago, I would be rich now,’” said Croft, an English translator for Tokarczuk's work.

Assistant professor's book examines the power of Japan's medieval waka

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The role of Japanese waka, a 32-syllable precursor to haiku, caught between two imperial factions is the focus of Kendra Strand’s book, An Unfamiliar Place: Poetry, Landscape, and Power in Medieval Japanese Travel Writing. Strand is assistant professor in the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature.

HBO to turn Hawkeye's book into series

Friday, October 18, 2019
HBO has put in development The Most Fun We Ever Had, a drama-series project based on Claire Lombardo’s New York Times bestselling novel, from Amy Adams and Stacy O’Neil’s Bond Group Entertainment and Laura Dern and Jayme Lemons’ Jaywalker Pictures.

Kristen Radtke awarded a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

Monday, October 7, 2019
Kristen Radtke, a 2012 graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, won the 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. Given annually by the Whiting Foundation, the grant awards $40,000 to a writer "in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction."

UI Press author named to 5 Under 35 list

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Ashley Wurzbacher, author of Happy Like This, released this fall from the University of Iowa Press, was named one of the 2019 National Book Award’s 5 Under 35 authors.

Calvin Hennick (BA English '04) wins Pushcart Editors' Book Award

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Calvin Hennick, who earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2004 from the University of Iowa, has won the Pushcart Editors' Book Award for his new book, Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir.

29 writers from 26 countries convene for 11 weeks at IWP

Monday, September 9, 2019
The University of Iowa's International Writing Program welcomes 29 writers from 26 countries to its 11-week Fall Residency for writing and cultural exchange, hosted with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department and the UI in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature.

Huffman awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Jane Huffman, grants and funding manager for the Iowa Youth Writing Project, was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

Iowa School of Social Work adds a master class follow-up to popular creative writing seminar

Monday, August 5, 2019
The University of Iowa School of Social Work has added a master class as a follow-up to the popular Creative Writing Seminar for Social Workers, which has provided writing courses for 29 years.

Lessons from a tragic summer: UI author Simon Baltos takes on the Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Monday, July 29, 2019
One hundred years ago, violent race riots rocked Chicago. Two recently published books explore the the underpinnings of law enforcement’s relationship with the black population, the false promises Chicago held for new settlers escaping the South and the questions from the race riot that still haunts the city today.

UI professor publishes ' Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule'

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
University of Iowa Associate Professor Nick Yablon's recent book, Remembrance of Things Present, traces the birth of the time capsule to the Gilded Age, when growing urban volatility prompted doubts about how the period would be remembered—or if it would be remembered at all.

Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Librarian of Congress announced the appointment of Joy Harjo, Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumna, as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-20. Harjo will begin her duties in the fall, opening the library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work.

Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo is named U.S. poet laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo was named U.S. poet laureate, the first Native American poet to hold the post.

Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo becomes the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo was named the first Native American U.S. poet laureate. Harjo received an MFA from the UI in 1970.

Iowa Writers' Workshop grad wins world's richest prize for novel

Friday, June 14, 2019
This year’s €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award was won by 33-year-old U.S. author Emily Ruskovich for her debut novel, Idaho.

The book on Boyd

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In his forthcoming memoir, Sandy Boyd shares how he made a difference in the world while working in the Midwest. “A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier” will be available May 20 from UI Press.

The narrative experiment that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Friday, May 3, 2019
University of Iowa professor Corey Creekmur weighs in on the storytelling used in the Marvel Universe and Avengers: Endgame.

IWP’s Merrill awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program Christopher Merrill was one of 168 winners of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s 2019 fellowships. The recipients, announced April 10, were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

IWP launches Women's Creative Mentorship Project

Friday, April 5, 2019
The new Women's Creative Mentorship Project focuses on mentorship between emerging female writers and female IWP Fall Residency alumni. The inaugural session began with a 4-day in-person conference at the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP) in Portland, Oregon, March 27-30.

Iowa Writers' Workshop student helps youth find their voices as indigenous people

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The seventh annual Phoenix Indian Center Youth Leadership Day featured two internationally known Native women whose work inspires youth to embrace their own indigenous cultures, one of which was Cinnamon Spear (Northern Cheyenne-Montana) from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Yellow fever's history of humans, microbes, and ideas

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Mariola Espinosa, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of History, is examining yellow fever — once a terrifying killer that violently took the lives of half of the people who contracted it — in the Caribbean for a new book project.

UI visiting professor Eduardo Halfon wins Edward Lewis Wallant Award

Friday, January 25, 2019
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Eduardo Halfon the 2018 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for his novel, Mourning.

Best poetry of 2018 includes UI Press book, Donna Stonecipher’s Transaction History

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The New York Times named Donna Stonecipher's Transaction History as one of the top 10 best collections of poetry in 2018. The book was co-edited by Mark Levine, associate professor of poetry in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, as part of the University of Iowa Press' Kuhl House Poetry series.

When Novelists Turned to TV: Everyone Was Suddenly Using 'Reveal' as a Noun

Monday, November 26, 2018
Veteran TV writers Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green (“Northern Exposure,” “The Sopranos,” “Blue Bloods”) launched a class at the UI this fall called Writing for Television.

UI professor's story comes to life in a new Broadway show starring Daniel Radcliffe

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
John D'Agata, director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, talks about his 2012 book, The Lifespan of a Fact, which has been adapted into a Broadway play starring Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, and Cherry Jones.

Hollywood U: How Iowa became the training ground for many of TV and film’s exciting storytellers

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Far from the Hollywood Hills and the bright lights of Broadway, the entertainment industry has found an unexpected hotbed for storytelling in the heart of the Midwest. The University of Iowa has attracted writers, actors, directors, and other artists—all seeking to hone their craft in a flourishing creative community.

Debut novel from Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate finds success on big screen

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Justin Torres arrived at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with a collection of fictional stories based on his childhood in Upstate New York. He graduated in 2010 with a manuscript that would be published a year later as “We the Animals” and provide the basis of a critically acclaimed film.

A play on words: Professor's book receives star-studded Broadway adaptation

Friday, September 7, 2018
Professor John D'Agata's book, "The Lifespan of a Fact," about the line between fact and fiction, will find life under the bright lights as a stage adaptation.

UI faculty member receives NEH grant to host faculty seminar

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $105,000 grant to Lori Branch, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of English, to host a three-week seminar for 16 college and university faculty members on the UI campus.

Inaugural residencies at Iowa inspire the nation’s next generation of artists, writers

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The University of Iowa campus played host in July to the nation’s most talented high school–aged artists and writers as part of the Belin-Blank Center’s inaugural Summer Art Residency and Summer Writing Residency.

An outstanding year for Iowa literature

Monday, July 23, 2018
Each year dozens of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and alumni get their work published, win prizes, draw accolades, and earn awards. Here are some highlights from the many writing and writing-related programs in the 2017–18 academic year.

America’s literary writers once shunned TV, now they want to run the show

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
So many serious writers are now fixing their sights on television that the University of Iowa, home of the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop, has launched a postgraduate TV-writing fellowship and will begin a workshop focused on the specialization this fall.

UI alumni to adapt Stephen King story

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
UI alumni and Bettendorf, Iowa, natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are finalizing a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to adapt Stephen King’s “The Boogeyman” for a new horror film. Beck and Woods’s script for this year’s A Quiet Place, co-written by director and co-star John Krasinski, made $328 million.

UI alumna wins Man Booker International Prize

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Jennifer Croft, who earned an MFA from Iowa in 2003, has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize along with Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, whose novel “Flights” Croft translated into English.

UI alumna wins international playwriting competition

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, who earned her MFA in playwriting at Iowa, was named one of two winners of an international playwriting competition.

UI alumna Jennifer Croft wins prestigious Man Booker International Prize

Thursday, May 24, 2018
University of Iowa alumna Jennifer Croft was named a recipient of the Man Booker International Prize for works of translated fiction on May 22 for her English-language translation of Flights, by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. Croft received an MFA in literary translation from the UI in 2003.

When superheroes battle evil, why does Washington always lose?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
University of Iowa film professor and comics scholar Corey Creekmur weighs in on why the nation's capital is rarely the site of climatic confrontations. The reasons range from comic-book history to Hollywood antagonism.

Austin Hughes receives prestigious Beinecke Scholarship

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
University of Iowa junior Austin Hughes is one of 18 undergraduates in the nation to receive the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship in 2018.

Meet 5 Writers’ Workshop students who first came to the UI as teens

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Five MFA students in the famous Iowa Writers’ Workshop came to the UI as teenagers to attend the Iowa Young Writers Studio, a summer camp for high school student writers. They talk about the experiences that have stayed with them.

Popularity of UI’s creative writing major explodes

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Two years into its existence, the UI’s English and creative writing major has exceeded expectations for enrollment, boasting 526 students in fall 2017. Faculty and students say enrollment in the program shows a passion for creative writing at the UI.

The development of the UI’s undergraduate creative writing major

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The new undergraduate degree in creative writing offered by the University of Iowa Department of English further cements Iowa's distinction as “The Writing University,” a destination for writers from all over the world.

UI translation minor aims to bridge gaps between individuals, cultures

Monday, February 5, 2018
The University of Iowa’s undergraduate minor in translation builds on the UI’s long history in the field, including the founding of the first translation workshop in the US, in 1962. Find out how the new minor is helping undergraduates succeed.

UI professor’s essay published in ‘New York Magazine,’ featured on ‘The Today Show’

Monday, January 8, 2018
Kerry Howley, assistant professor in the Nonfiction Writing Program, wrote about former NSA contractor and leaker Reality Winner in an essay for New York Magazine. The piece is generating buzz, with Howley making media appearances to discuss it, including on The Today Show.

University of Iowa cataloging 4,000 tiny literary jewels

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Miniature books—all measuring three inches or smaller—are an intricate art form that dates back centuries, but don’t try to read the text without your glasses on. NBC Nightly News takes a look at the the UI Libraries’ Charlotte Smith Miniature Book Collection.

‘The Iowa Review’ gears up for Veterans Day with website launch and work by veteran writers

Monday, November 6, 2017
The Iowa Review continues to give veteran writers a platform for their work, with a new Veterans’ Writing Gallery and Veterans’ Artist Gallery on the literary magazine’s website. Each day during the week leading up to Veterans Day, the magazine plans to share past poems, stories, essays, and interviews.

Globe-trotting poet leads UI’s International Writing Program to new heights

Friday, November 3, 2017
In Self-Portrait with Dogwood, published this year, Christopher Merrill recounts his life’s story, from growing up in New Jersey to being appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by President Barack Obama in 2012, with nature writing, loving portraits of influential friends and a history of his travels.

UI Press-published book, Whitman Archive lauded for contributions to Whitman scholarship

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
A newly discovered Walt Whitman book, the UI Press–published Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, was recently reviewed in The New York Times. The review highlights the importance of resources like the UI's Whitman Archive and its WhitmanWeb collaboration with the university's International Writing Program.

Pulitzer Prize finalist talks Iowa Writers’ Workshop and creating a space to write

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Haslett sat down with “Iowa Now” to talk about creating a protected space for writing.

Deirdre Egan’s ‘eclectic’ background makes her an asset to students at UI’s Writing Center

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Deirdre Egan, assistant director of the Writing Center at the University of Iowa, uses her unique professional and academic experience to help members of the UI community become better writers.

Iowa Young Writers’ Studio attracts high schoolers from around the world

Monday, July 17, 2017
More than 140 high school students from around Iowa, the U.S., and countries like Italy, China, South Korea, and Canada have come to the University of Iowa to learn at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio. The students spend two weeks honing their craft and immersing themselves in Iowa City culture.

Former US Poet Laureate reflects on his writing and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Monday, July 3, 2017
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera says his time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop was a pivotal bridge between his writing as a young activist in the Chicano Movement and his writing as a poet laureate.

Writers’ Workshop student wins New American Fellowship

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sanjena Anshu Sathian, who will be a student in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop starting in the fall 2017 semester, was named a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans.

Writers’ Workshop alumnus Denis Johnson, author of ‘Jesus’ Son,’ dead at 67

Friday, May 26, 2017
Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright best known for his transcendent story collection Jesus’ Son, has died at 67. He was a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and studied under Raymond Carver, whose raw accounts of addiction and recovery would be echoed in Johnson’s work.

Iowa high schoolers learn from UI’s celebrated Nonfiction Writing Program

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A group of 26 students from seven high schools across Iowa got to study with faculty and graduate students in the UI’s Nonfiction Writing Program through the Lloyd-Jones Residency for Versatile Writing. “I thought this only happened in the movies,” said one participant after attending a graduate student reading.

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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.

Mgbechi Erondu: A writer entering residency

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Mgbechi Erondu received a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2016 and will graduate this month from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She hopes to use both fields—fiction writing and medicine—to remind the world of how much people matter to one another.

‘The Iowa Review’ features veterans’ writing with Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
“The Iowa Review,” one of the most respected literary magazines in the country, is bringing veterans’ work to a wider audience through the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest. The contest honors Jeff Sharlet, a Vietnam veteran, anti-war activist, and founder of “Vietnam GI.”

UI Libraries announces May 12 deadline for requesting books from Main Library storage

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Beginning this summer, University of Iowa Libraries will be moving 425,000 volumes from the Main Library’s basement storage to the new off-site Libraries Annex. Place an InfoHawk+ delivery request by May 12 for any storage collection material that you will need between May 2017 and May 2018.

Library of Congress to hold special event honoring Marilynne Robinson

Monday, March 27, 2017
Marilynne Robinson, professor emerita at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will be honored at the Library of Congress with a special event titled Fiction, Faith and the Imagination on Monday, April 3. The event will be live-streamed on the Library’s YouTube site at youtube.com/libraryofcongress.

Four UI faculty members win top teaching award

Monday, March 27, 2017
Four University of Iowa faculty members have won the 2017 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching. The recipients are Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Julie Jessop, Russell Larsen, and Thomas Oetting.

Former International Writing Program resident wins Windham-Campbell Prize

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Ali Cobby Eckermann (International Writing Program '14) was selected for a 2017 Wyndham-Campbell Prize in poetry.

UI scholars, publisher play key role in bringing landmark Walt Whitman discovery to light

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Scholars at the University of Iowa and the staff at the UI Press helped University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin share his landmark Walt Whitman discovery, a previously unknown 165-year-old novella called “Life and Adventures of Jack Engle,” with the world. UI Press published the book on Feb. 20.

English professor named finalist for L.A. Times Book Prize in poetry

Monday, February 27, 2017
Robyn Schiff, associate professor of English, is one of five finalists for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry.

Top ‘New York Times’ editor visits UI for annual Informatics Showcase

Thursday, February 16, 2017
“The New York Times” uses big data to tell big stories. Leading the visual storytelling effort at the “Times” is UI alumnus Matthew Ericson, an early advocate of visual journalism and a former staff member of the University of Iowa’s “Daily Iowan.”

Birks wins big at Muscatine Independent Film Festival

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Matthew Birks, a senior cinematic arts major from DeWitt, Iowa, won big at the Muscatine Independent Film Festival.

The politics of poetry

Friday, November 4, 2016
Akhil Katyal, professor of English literature at Shiv Nadar University in New Delhi, India, and author of “Night Charge Extra,” speaks about his poetry and his time at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

‘I was able to be the main subject of my writing’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Ukamaka Olisakwe, 34, is a novelist, screenwriter, and short-story author recently named one of Africa’s 39 most promising writers under the age of 40. She is currently participating in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

Writers' Workshop alum Thom Jones dies at 71

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Thom Jones, who received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Writers' Workshop in 1970, burst from obscurity to become an idiosyncratic literary sensation. Jones passed away Oct. 14 at the age of 71.

Yaa Gyasi returns to Iowa City after meteoric success

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumna Yaa Gyasi returns to Iowa City to read from her debut novel, “Homegoing,” which she developed while in the workshop—and which has garnered national praise.

Marilynne Robinson, according to her students and friends

Friday, September 23, 2016
Upon the announcement of Marilynne Robinson’s retirement last spring, “Iowa Now” interviewed six former students about her influence on their writing. Listen to their inspiring accounts.

UI alumnus awarded National Humanities Medal

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Physician and author Abraham Verghese, who received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1991, is among the recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal.

UI Libraries hosts Shakespeare's First Folio

Monday, August 29, 2016
The University of Iowa Libraries has launched Shakespeare at Iowa, a special exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio and a statewide celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Celebrating Shakespeare at Iowa

Monday, August 29, 2016
Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, the University of Iowa will celebrate his life and work with events headlined by the "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" exhibition, which will be on display in the UI Main Library Gallery from Aug. 29 through Sept. 25.

Welcome home to a new UI

Thursday, August 25, 2016
As we begin a new academic year, President Harreld takes the opportunity to tell new and returning students, faculty, and staff about exciting changes at the University of Iowa.

Back-to-school briefing

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It can be hard to keep up with everything happening on such a large and bustling campus. So as you get into the groove of another academic year, here are 10 things you might not know about, but should.

McPherson remembered at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Friday, July 29, 2016
A noble human being. Generous beyond words. A perfect leader. Honest and brave. Compassionate. Former students and colleagues of Iowa Writers’ Workshop professor emeritus James Alan McPherson say those words best describe the teacher, mentor, and friend who influenced and nurtured generations of writers.

James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, dies at 72

Thursday, July 28, 2016
James Alan McPherson, professor emeritus at the Iowa Writers' Workshop who was the first black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died on Wednesday in Iowa City. He was 72.

Priest reviews Bakke's 'The Grid'

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tyler Priest, associate professor of history and geography, examines The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, which looks at how the vast network that arose to provide electricity in a centralized and standardized fashion is “being colonized by a new logic: little, flexible, fast, adaptive, local.”

2016 Distinguished Alumni make films, start nonprofits, write books, and prompt discovery

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The 2016 awardees credit much of their success to the foundations they built at the University of Iowa, whether academic, professional, personal, or philosophical. Read on to learn what these distinguished alums have been up to.

Kevin Birmingham receives 2016 Truman Capote Award

Friday, May 20, 2016
Kevin Birmingham, an instructor at Harvard University, has received the 2016 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop administers the award, the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism, on behalf of the Truman Capote Estate.

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.

'I love Iowa'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Best-selling author Bill Bryson returned to his home state to receive an honorary degree from the University of Iowa. Bryson offered advice and commentary during a campus tour.

Record 15 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2016–17

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. It is designed to increase understanding between people of the United States and other countries by providing participants opportunities to study, teach, conduct research, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

25 years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
When Marilynne Robinson began teaching at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she quickly became an influential instructor and nationally respected figure. Now, after 25 years, she retires from the workshop having inspired many.

Iowa faculty, graduate students win digital humanities support

Monday, May 9, 2016
The UI Studio Scholars Program steering committee has selected 10 UI faculty members and five graduate students for Digital Humanities (DH) support.

Author Bill Bryson to receive honorary degree from UI

Monday, May 9, 2016
Bill Bryson is the author of 21 nonfiction books, his most recent being "The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island."

University of Iowa journal publishes newly found Whitman writings

Friday, April 29, 2016
The University of Iowa journal "Walt Whitman Quarterly Review" ("WWQR") has published a newly discovered work by Walt Whitman, "Manly Health and Training." The new, book-length work was discovered by University of Houston Ph.D. candidate Zachary Turpin and appears in its entirety in "WWQR, " an online-only, open-access publication.

Get to Know...Deborah Whaley

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Today, we visit with Deborah Whaley.

Willis among Pulitzer finalists in poetry

Monday, April 25, 2016
Elizabeth Willis, professor of poetry in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection “Alive: New and Selected Poems.”

Robinson named to the 'Time' 100

Monday, April 25, 2016
Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016.

Robinson to receive Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and Professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 24.

Canin discusses troubled genius character from his latest novel

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Ethan Canin, F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa, discusses troubled math genius Milo Andret, the lead character of his latest novel, A Doubter's Almanac.

McCarty selected for 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Society internship

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
University of Iowa student, Nicholas McCarthy, to write for prestigious academic honor society.

UI Press book collects caucus work of cartoonist

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
In an age when political cartoonists, and indeed all journalists, are feeling the pinch of tightening newspaper budgets, the University of Iowa Press has come out with a title that highlights both the editorial format and the state of Iowa.

'Welcome to Braggsville' author wins Gaines literary award

Thursday, January 21, 2016
T. Geronimo Johnson, a visiting professor at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the winner of the prestigious 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his new book, Welcome to Braggsville.

From Apollo to 'Creed': Boxing’s long history

Monday, January 11, 2016
Sarah Bond, assistant professor of classics at the University of Iowa, writes a blog that traces boxing back to an early Greek Minoan civilization, as early as 3650 B.C., and the first literary mention appearing in Homer's Iliad.

The Iowa Review receives NEA Art Works grant to support writing by veterans

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The National Endowment for the Arts announced on Dec. 8 that The Iowa Review, the literary magazine at the University of Iowa, will receive a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant to support the publication of creative writing by U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members.

Get to Know...Rossina Liu

Thursday, December 3, 2015
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Today we visit with the College of Education's Rossina Liu, who is also the faculty fellow for the Provost's Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Finding direction in film

Friday, November 6, 2015
In 2012, up-and-coming Cambodian filmmaker Polen Ly left medical school to pursue his true passion. He's been plenty busy since, including a productive stint at the University of Iowa International Writing Program this fall.

Working to make a difference

Monday, October 19, 2015
Karen Villeda, a poet from Mexico who published her first book as a teenager, is this year's Outreach Fellow for UI's International Writing Program. She has earned several awards, including the 2014 National Fine Arts Prize for Children’s Fiction and the 2013 Elías Nandino National Award for Youth Poetry.

Writing Iowa in Kazakhstan

Monday, September 21, 2015
With a new Massive Open Online Course offering on the horizon, English Language Fellow Harry Leeds reflects on using UI International Writing Program resources to facilitate a seven-week poetry workshop in Kazakhstan.

Writers' Workshop grads on National Book Award fiction longlist

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Iowa Writers' Workshop graduates Angela Flournoy, Karen Bender, and T. Geronimo Johnson are among the authors on the National Book Awards longlist for fiction.

Time for creative nonfiction

Friday, August 14, 2015
For the first time in its 46-year history, the UI Press—long known for its short fiction contest—is coordinating a contest for writers of creative nonfiction.

Old Gold: Iowa alumna key in Chicago’s African American literary movement

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Margaret Walker’s poetry collection "For My People" received top honors in the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1942. UI archivist David McCartney says the work is as timely now as it was then.

Developing voices a world away

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Nearly 20 women in Bahrain and Jordan participated in A Room of One’s Own: Developing the Authorial Voice, a distance-learning course offered by the UI International Writing Program. The course focused on issues of artistic identity while fostering participants’ authorial voices and building a community of women writers.

Stanley Plumly receives Truman Capote Award

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Maryland's state Poet Laureate has been awarded the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism by the UI for his most recent book.

Workshop alum Juan Felipe Herrera first Latino named U.S. Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The nation's first Latino Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, is a University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate.

Addressing community issues through arts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
A partnership between the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, will offer support for arts projects that uniquely address civic challenges and community issues through the arts.

Gable lands on 'NY Times' Best Sellers list

Thursday, April 23, 2015
In March the University of Iowa Press published "A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable." The book has flown off the shelves and was just added to "The New York Times" Best Sellers list for sports books, one of the prominent bestseller lists in the United States.

Writing certificate sets UI students apart in job search

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Students of all majors can benefit from the university’s top-ranked writing programs by completing an Undergraduate Certificate in Writing, which is offered through the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

UI alumnus wins PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The 2015 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Debut Fiction has been won by University of Iowa alumnus Arna Bontemps Hemenway.

National Book Critics Circle honors Robinson's 'Lila'

Friday, March 13, 2015
Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel Lila, the final book in her trilogy set in the fictional Gilead, Iowa.

Morales, Nonfiction Writing Program alumna, wins River Teeth Book Prize

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Angela Morales, a 1997 graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, has been named the winner of the 2014 Nonfiction Book Prize from River Teeth.

25 UI colleges and programs in national top 25

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Twenty-five graduate colleges and programs at the University of Iowa are listed among the 25 best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Overall, the UI has 52 graduate colleges and programs ranked by U.S. News, which published the graduate rankings on Tuesday.

Alumna Passarello receives Whiting Award

Friday, March 6, 2015
Essayist Elena Passarello, a 2008 alumna of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, is a winner of the 2015 Whiting Award, presented in a March 5 ceremony in New York City. This prestigious, $50,000 award recognizes 10 young writers for their extraordinary talent and promise, and is one of the most coveted prizes for up-and-coming writers.

South African theater collaboration comes to Iowa City

Monday, March 2, 2015
The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts and Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre Center, in partnership with the UI International Writing Program, will present Book Wings South Africa, a unique collaborative theater initiative. This free production will be staged at noon Tuesday, March 10, in Theatre B at the UI Theatre Building.

UI Libraries to host Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition in 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The University of Iowa Libraries has been selected as the host site for the state of Iowa for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The tour will take place in 2016; specific touring dates will be announced in April.

Is Iowa native's novel a better 'Gone Girl'?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Just three weeks after it came out, Descent, a thriller by UI alumnus Tim Johnston about the disappearance of a teenage girl and her family's agony over it, is already in its third printing and made USA Today's top 100 bestseller list.

Penny's book named outstanding academic title

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Kindred by Choice, written by Glenn Penny, professor of history in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2015.

Durham takes part in 'Lolita' interview series

Friday, January 9, 2015
The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Meenakshi Gigi Durham, professor in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as part of its four-part interview series discussing the various cultural and literary impacts of Nabokov's Lolita.

2014: A Look Back

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
It was a busy year on campus and we've got you covered. Take a look at this video to see highlights from 2014 at the University of Iowa.

Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative

Friday, October 17, 2014
The University of Iowa Libraries, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, announces a major digitization initiative involving 10,000 science fiction fanzines from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection.

Robinson among National Book Award finalists

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson was named a finalist Wednesday for the National Book Award. Robinson was cited for Lila, the third of an Iowa-based trilogy that began with her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead.

Reunited at the Writing University

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Bernice Chauly, a diverse artist who has taught creative writing for three years in the American Degree Program at Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, encouraged three of her students to travel to Iowa City to pursue their undergraduate degrees in creative writing at the UI. Now she's joined them on the UI campus, participating in the International Writing Program.

Enriching Iowa Lives: Celebrating rural Iowa in essay

Friday, October 10, 2014
Bedford, Iowa high school sophomore Palen Stream discusses her prize-winning essay for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature "Glory of the Senses" essay contest. The honor earned her a year of free tuition at the University of Iowa.

Jameson to receive Capote Award Oct. 23

Friday, October 10, 2014
Fredric Jameson will receive the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin in a public event at 4 p.m. Oct. 23, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol on the University of Iowa campus. Jameson will be honored for "The Antinomies of Realism," published by Verso.

Iowa Now Minute - 10/9/14

Thursday, October 9, 2014
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday in Iowa Now.

The revelations of Marilynne Robinson

Monday, October 6, 2014
Pulitzer Prize winner and Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson provides insightful responses during a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times Magazine.

A true sense of quintessential Iowa

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Palen Stream wrote an essay eloquently describing elements of her life that are quintessentially Iowa. Her descriptive prose landed her a year of tuition at the UI. But before she takes that step in her educational journey, she has plenty of goals she wants to meet before graduating high school. Her hard-working values should serve her well going forward.

Whetting our appetites

Monday, September 29, 2014
Fill your mind, not just your belly during the University of Iowa Food for Thought Theme Semester, coming in spring 2015 with “appetizers” going on now.

'How Writers Write' shifts focus to fiction

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
After a successful summer engaging poets near and far, the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will launch its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), How Writers Write Fiction, on Friday, Sept. 26. The course, taught entirely on the Internet, is designed to reach an unlimited number of participants.

UI alum Samuel D. Hunter receives MacArthur 'genius grant'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, who received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2007, has been named a winner of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.”

Events celebrate book exploring life, pioneering work of Hans Albert Einstein

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Three upcoming events will celebrate the publication of a new book by Robert Ettema and Cornelia F. Mutel, exploring the life and work of Hans Albert Einstein, a 20th-century pioneer in the field of river engineering.

Teen's essay wins a free year of tuition from UI

Monday, July 28, 2014
Seven high school students, including Palen Stream, of Bedford, Iowa, will receive scholarships from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. As the essay contest winner, Stream will receive one year of free tuition to the UI, and the six runners-up will receive $500 scholarships.

Calling all K-12 artists, essayists

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The UI Chief Diversity Office and the UI Homecoming Committee are launching two contests for youth as part of the 24th Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival—the art and essay contests are an opportunity for K-12 youth to share their ideas about the importance of cultural diversity.

Journalism alumna lands prime job at 'Cosmopolitan'

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Leslie Yazel, a Des Moines native who earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from the University of Iowa in 1993, was named executive editor of the iconic magazine for women in May.

Student major profile: Dora Grote, Journalism and Mass Communication

Monday, July 14, 2014
Coon Rapids, Iowa native Dora Grote describes her reasons for coming to the University of Iowa and her education in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Student writers from around world meet at UI camp

Monday, July 7, 2014
About 30 young writers from Russia, the U.S., and 10 Arab-speaking countries traveled to Iowa City for the 2014 Between the Lines summer camp—a two-week UI International Writing Program workshop that brings teen writers together for creative writing study and cultural interaction.

Student finds her ideal summer activity in UI creative writing workshop

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Hamilton High School’s Hannah Miao is spending part of her summer in a creative writing workshop at the University of Iowa called Between the Lines, a program that brings together young, talented writers of various cultural backgrounds.

Student's essay yields year's tuition at UI

Monday, June 23, 2014
Seven high school sophomores from across Iowa will receive scholarships for their entries in the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s 2014 Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest. The University of Iowa partnered with the Iowa City organization to offer the top prize winner one year of free tuition to the UI.

Alumnus named U.S. Poet Laureate

Friday, June 13, 2014
Charles Wright, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, has been named the U.S. Poet Laureate.

New look for 'Review'

Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Iowa Review, edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, has a new look to its online presence. Check out selections from the latest issue, numerous blog entries, and visit the web store.

Fredric Jameson receives Truman Capote Award

Friday, May 23, 2014
"The Antinomies of Realism," written by Fredric Jameson and published by Verso, is the winner of the 2014 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The $30,000 award—the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism—is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Old Gold: 'Light' reading offered by dorm publication

Monday, May 12, 2014
In the fall of 1970, a group of UI journalism students began a publication for students living on campus. The premiere issue of the Light-Eater included coverage of the military draft and the opening of the crisis center, as well as TV listings for four local channels.

UI launches poetry writing MOOC

Friday, May 9, 2014
The International Writing Program has announced the University of Iowa’s first creative writing MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): How Writers Write Poetry, now open for enrollment. The free course runs June 28-Aug. 9 and will include discussions and workshops.

For 1970s graduate, English professor's legacy lasts a lifetime

Friday, May 9, 2014
Diana Burke Cain dropped out of college twice. A University of Iowa professor of English kindled in her the drive and confidence she needed to finish her degree—and embark on a successful career as a teacher.

Eight UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2014-15

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Eight University of Iowa students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research, undertake creative projects, or serve as English teaching assistants abroad in 2014-15.

Literary immersion students to read from work May 3, 8

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Nonfiction Writing Program, through a class called "The Art and Craft of Literary Immersion," placed students in local spaces such as the MacBride Raptor Project, Amana Colonies, and the Iowa City Senior Center to inhabit, observe, and write about them. The students will read from their work on May 3 and May 8.

Strayed to read from work May 8

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In a special event co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, Cheryl Strayed will read from and talk about her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Kate Christensen to read from memoir May 7

Monday, April 28, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Kate Christensen will read from her memoir, "Blue Plate Special," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

In a second language, imagination takes flight

Friday, April 25, 2014
Among authors who write in a second language, Yiyun Li may be best known to American readers. Li came to the United States with fairly rudimentary English to study immunology at the UI, but influenced by the writing community, she began working on fiction.

Writers' Workshop alumni to read April 30

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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.

Peary to read from Iowa Poetry Prize-winning work April 29

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Alexandria Peary will read from her third book of poetry, "Control Bird Alt Delete," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

James Galvin, T. Geronimo Johnson to read at Writers' Workshop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate T. Geronimo Johnson and Writers’ Workshop alumnus/faculty member James Galvin will present a free reading at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Schiff, Levine to read from poetry April 24

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
University of Iowa faculty poets Robyn Schiff and Mark Levine will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Workshop grad Shacochis a finalist for 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Writers’ Workshop graduate Bob Shacochis on Monday was named a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis was nominated for his work "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul." The 2014 prize went to Donna Tartt, for her best-selling novel "The Goldfinch." Pulitzer winners and finalists are announced simultaneously.

Workshop alum Savich to read April 23

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Zach Savich and Hannah Brooks-Motl will read from their new books of poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

UI students receive 2014 Stanley Awards

Friday, April 11, 2014
Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus.

Workshop grads Kelsey, Bogue Hartigan to read April 18

Friday, April 11, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Karla Kelsey and Endi Bogue Hartigan will read from their new books of poetry from Omnidawn Press at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Workshop grad Michelle Huneven to join Mona Simpson for April 16 reading

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Michelle Huneven and Mona Simpson will read from their new novels at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Workshop presents reading by Douglas Kearney on April 14

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop will present a free reading by poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney at 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Workshop grad Burke to read April 7

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Writers’ Workshop graduate Marcus Burke will read from his new novel, "Team Seven," at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Minor, Pelster to read from new works April 3

Monday, March 31, 2014
The Mission Creek Festival and Prairie Lights Books will present a free reading by Writers' Workshop alumnus Kyle Minor and University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program alumna Angela Pelster at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Obermann Center to host Health Humanities Symposium April 4 to 5

Friday, March 28, 2014
The UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies will hold a working symposium, Health Humanities: Building the Future of Research and Teaching, April 4 and 5. From music therapy to finding well-being through the written word, organizers hope the two-day series of events will allow attendees to build bridges across the arts, humanities and health sciences, offering "incalculable benefits."

Fresh academic air

Friday, March 28, 2014
A renowned student-run journal at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication begins its fourth decade of continuous publication.

Kembrew McLeod to read from 'Pranksters' April 2

Friday, March 28, 2014
In a special event co-sponsored by the Mission Creek Festival, University of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod and Brooklyn fiction writer D. Foy will read from their new books at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Workshop grads Jamison, Fell to read from new work

Thursday, March 27, 2014
In a special event co-sponsored by the Mission Creek Festival, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Leslie Jamison and Adam Fell will read from their new work at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Brockmeier to read from new memoir March 31

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Writers’ Workshop instructor Kevin Brockmeier will read from his new memoir, "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade," at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Chang comments on Writers' Workshop plot twist in HBO's 'Girls'

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
UI Writers' Workshop director Samantha Chang notes that the fictional Hannah Horvarth of HBO's "Girls" may face some of the same culture shock upon arriving in Iowa as do real-life students from New York.

Calligrapher Thomas Ingmire to speak March 27 at UI

Monday, March 24, 2014
Calligrapher Thomas Ingmire will give the 2014 Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book, “Out of the Air: a Visual Poetic Journey.”

Former poet laureate Robert Hass to read March 28

Friday, March 14, 2014
Robert Hass, former U.S. poet laureate and University of Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty member, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Stonecipher, Russell to read March 27

Thursday, March 13, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Donna Stonecipher and Karen Russell will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Poets Foley, Poppick to read March 25

Thursday, March 13, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Ossian Foley and Daniel Poppick will read from their work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Workshop grad Butler to read from new novel

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Nickolas Butler will read from his new novel, "Shotgun Lovesongs," at 7 p.m. Monday, March 24, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Terry Wahls to discuss 'Wahls Protocol' March 15

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Terry L. Wahls, clinical professor of medicine in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will talk about her new book, "The Wahls Protocol," at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Iowa City Public Library.

New from UI Press: 'Family Feeling'

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
"Family Feeling" by Jean Ross Justice is now available from the University of Iowa Press. This novella and collection of stories is a moving portrait of American domestic life of the last half-century. Often spanning generations, the stories are defined by subtle shifts in both family relationships and the ways in which we reconfigure them in memory and mind.

Julene Bair to read from memoir March 13

Monday, March 10, 2014
University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and Writers’ Workshop graduate Julene Bair will read from her ecological memoir of the high plains, "The Ogallala Road," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

New from UI Press: 'The Fan Fiction Studies Reader'

Friday, March 7, 2014
"The Fan Fiction Studies Reader," edited by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse, is now available from the University of Iowa Press. An essential introduction to a rapidly growing field of study, "The Fan Fiction Studies Reader" gathers in one place the key foundational texts of the fan studies corpus, with a focus on fan fiction.

Workshop alum Alarcon finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus Daniel Alarcón is one of five finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction. Alarcón is nominated for "At Night We Walk in Circles," published by Riverhead Books.

Salt Lake playwright in cross-cultural program from Iowa to Iraq

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Salt Lake City playwright David Kranes will participate in Book Wings, a collaborative theater project at the University of Iowa and the University of Baghdad, with participants in Baghdad and Iowa City collaborating via teleconference.

Randall Kenan to give reading March 12

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Randall Kenan, author of fiction and nonfiction, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Glenn Schaeffer Library, adjacent to the Dey House.

Workshop alum Denis Johnson to read at public events March 5-7

Monday, March 3, 2014
Denis Johnson, alumnus and former faculty member of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will hold several public literary events in Iowa City between March 5 and 7, capped with a reading of the play "Psychos Never Dream" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Dey House on the UI campus.

Yiyun Li to give free reading March 5

Friday, February 28, 2014
University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Yiyun Li will read from her new novel, "Kinder Than Solitude," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Media activist Robert McChesney to give lecture March 10

Friday, February 28, 2014
The public is invited to a free lecture by prominent media activist Robert McChesney as he discusses the role media play in democratic societies on Monday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. in W128 Chemistry Building on the University of Iowa campus.