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Garrett Stewart, a Reader

Monday, February 12, 2024

UI faculty highlight benefits, share tips on working with media to promote work

When Tara Bynum, University of Iowa assistant professor of English and African American Studies, published her first book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America, she was able to share her words with an even larger audience than she could have imagined: She was interviewed by PBS in February and was featured on an April episode of The Takeaway podcast, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry.

Leafing Through Literary Genres at the UI

Dr. Lori Branch teaches a Gothic Literature class on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the University of Iowa. The class invites writing fellows into the classroom to advise and inspire students, and is currently reading “The Castle of Otranto” by Horace Walpole.
NEA Creative Writing Fellows page, including NWP alum Marilyn Abildskov

NWP Alumni Abildskov and Taffa Awarded NEA Fellowships

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Kaveh Akbar on his debut novel 'Martyr!' on NPR

Monday, January 22, 2024
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to writer Kaveh Akbar about his debut novel, "Martyr!", his debut novel.

A Death-Haunted First Novel Incandescent With Life

Monday, January 22, 2024
In “Martyr!,” the poet Kaveh Akbar turns a grieving young man’s search for meaning into a piercing family saga.

What Drives Kaveh Akbar? The Responsibility of Survival

Monday, January 22, 2024
Akbar had a raging addiction and little reason to believe his life would turn out well. Now he has a debut novel, “Martyr!,” which makes you want to “get up and yell.”

Ian Hislop's Oldest Jokes

Jon Wilcox reading some spooky sounding Old English and includes a plug for his book and interviews with him and others.

Congratulations, Bennett Sims, finalist for The Story Prize!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Bennett Sims is one of three finalist for The Story Prize.
Writer and NWP student Fi Okupe

NWP MFA student Fi Okupe Founds Nonfiction Award for Nigerian Women

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
NWP student Fi Okupe founded the Abebi Award in Afro-Nonfiction, a new nonfiction award for Nigerian women.