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Ask the Author: Robin Hemley

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter May 12, 2022

Robin Hemley was the director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa for nine years, inaugural director of The Writers’ Centre at Yale-NUS, Singapore, and is a graduate of The...

Eric Gapsur, a local author, poses for a portrait at Next Page Books in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Gapstur has a new comic book by the name of Sort of Super, and recently had a book signing in Coralville.

Ask the Author: Eric Gapstur

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter May 3, 2022

Eric Gapstur is a comic book artist living in Eastern Iowa. Gapstur released his debut graphic novel titled Sort of Super at the end of March, which follows a middle-school boy who discovers he has...


Ask the Author: Jennifer Fawcett

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter April 26, 2022

Jennifer Fawcett graduated from the University of Iowa's MFA Playwrights Workshop and served as co-artistic director of Iowa's Working Group Theatre for 10 years. Her debut novel, Beneath the Stairs,...

Author and Associate Professor Melissa Febos poses for a portrait in the English Philosophy Building at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.

Ask the Author: Melissa Febos

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter April 19, 2022

RELATED: UI English professor Donika Kelly receives Anisfield-Wolf Award for poetry book ‘The Renunciations’ Melissa Febos was recently awarded the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for...

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Ask the Author: John A. List

Sydney Hurley, Arts Reporter April 12, 2022

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He is also the chief economist for Walmart. List works with state and federal governments...

Mike Meginnis, an academic coach at the University who wrote his first novel, poses for a portrait in the Main Library on Saturday April 2, 2022.

Ask the Author: Mike Meginnis

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter April 5, 2022

Mike Meginnis is an academic coach with the Center for Inclusive and Academic Excellence at the University of Iowa. Accompanying his previously published works, including Fat Man and Little Boy and...

Ask the Author: Renee Branum

Ask the Author: Renee Branum

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter March 29, 2022

The word “defenestrate” means to throw or push someone out of a window. University of Iowa’s Writers' Workshop alum and author Renee Branum’s debut novel titled, Defenestrate, takes place...


Ask the Author: Petra Kuppers

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter March 22, 2022

Petra Kuppers is the Anita Gonzalez Professor of Performance Studies and Disability Culture at the University of Michigan. Along with being an author and poet, she is a disability culture activist...


Ask the Author: Candice Wuehle

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter March 8, 2022

Candice Wuehle is a poet and author who grew up in Iowa City. She received an MA in literature from the University of Minnesota, an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a doctorate...


Ask the Author: Lee Cole

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter March 1, 2022

Author Lee Cole was born and raised in rural western Kentucky. He moved to Iowa City to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, which he graduated from in 2019. His debut novel, Groundskeeping, is a tale...


Ask the Author: Erin Young

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter February 8, 2022

Until the recent release of her newest novel The Fields, Erin Young wrote almost exclusively historical fiction. However, The Fields, published on Jan. 25, breaks this trend, as the British author...

Contributed photo of Mark Prins.

Ask the Author: Mark Prins

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter January 17, 2022

Mark Prins is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Following his graduation he went on to teach for a year at UI. Prins' new novel The Latinist loosely parallels the Latin...

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