Latest Writing News

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.