Latest Writing News

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.