Latest Writing News

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.