Latest Writing News

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.