Latest Writing News

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.

Kristen Radtke awarded a 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

Monday, October 7, 2019
Kristen Radtke, a 2012 graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, won the 2019 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. Given annually by the Whiting Foundation, the grant awards $40,000 to a writer "in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction."

UI Press author named to 5 Under 35 list

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Ashley Wurzbacher, author of Happy Like This, released this fall from the University of Iowa Press, was named one of the 2019 National Book Award’s 5 Under 35 authors.

Calvin Hennick (BA English '04) wins Pushcart Editors' Book Award

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Calvin Hennick, who earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2004 from the University of Iowa, has won the Pushcart Editors' Book Award for his new book, Once More To The Rodeo: A Memoir.

29 writers from 26 countries convene for 11 weeks at IWP

Monday, September 9, 2019
The University of Iowa's International Writing Program welcomes 29 writers from 26 countries to its 11-week Fall Residency for writing and cultural exchange, hosted with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department and the UI in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature.

Huffman awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Jane Huffman, grants and funding manager for the Iowa Youth Writing Project, was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.