Latest Writing News

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.