UI professors selected for multi-state NSF project to improve ‘blue economy’

Eric Gidal, a UI English professor, will lead a team of graduate students from programs in the arts and humanities who will develop different forms of media to share stories from Iowa about nitrogen pollution and water quality.
Harry Stecopoulos

Harry Stecopoulos featured in Iowa Now publication

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Associate Professor of English at Iowa has published a book that argues that state and state-affiliated cultural diplomacy contributed to the making of post-war U.S. literature.
Faculty Awards medallion

John D'Agata awarded named professorship in CLAS Faculty Awards

D’Agata has been a faculty member of the university’s graduate Nonfiction Writing Program since 2005, having revamped graduate and undergraduate nonfiction writing courses throughout his time at the university.
Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar's first novel accepted by Knopf!

Monday, October 17, 2022
Congratulations to Kaveh Akbar, whose first novel Martyr! was just accepted by Knopf! It is slated to come out early 2024!

Iowa surpasses Harvard, Princeton as No. 2 for writing

Monday, September 12, 2022
Iowa’s strength in writing reaches new level in annual ‘US News’ rankings

Kisner Named NWP's 2022-23 Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor

Friday, July 1, 2022
Jordan Kisner, the 2022 Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor, will join the Nonfiction Writing Program for Spring 2023.

Bestselling writer finds kindred spirits among UI students

Since joining the University of Iowa English faculty in 2020, Melissa Febos has published two acclaimed books, received prestigious fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and married her partner of six years. And, she has found a community of students she absolutely adores.