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Dr. Aron Aji poses for a portrait in his office in Phillips Hall, Iowa City Iowa on Nov. 14th. Dr. Aji has two upcoming translated works.

Ask the Author | Aron Aji

Vaishnavi Kolluru, Arts Reporter November 30, 2022

Aron Aji, Director of Translation Programs, joined the UI faculty in 2014. A native of Turkey, he has translated works by Bilge Karasu, Murathan Mungan, Elif Shafak, Latife Tekin, and other Turkish writers....

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Ask the Author | Jeff Deutsch

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 29, 2022

Author and bookseller Jeff Deutsch is the Director of the Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago, Illinois. The Seminary Co-op Bookstores are comprised of two independent bookstores, the Seminary Co-op,...

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Ask the Author | Samantha Zuhlke

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 15, 2022

Samantha Zuhlke is a geographer and political scientist. She received a bachelor’s in geography and political science from Colgate University and her doctorate in political science from Texas A&M...


Ask the Author | Carmen Maria Machado

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor November 14, 2022

Carmen Maria Machado graduated from the Iowa Writers Workers in 2012. Since then, Machado has distinguished herself as a writer by winning numerous awards and publications in “The New Yorker,”...

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Ask the Author | Drew Bratcher

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 8, 2022

Drew Bratcher is an author from the Nashville area. He earned a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2005 and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2016, where...

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Ask the Author | Ander Monson

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor November 1, 2022

Author Ander Monson founded Diagram, the third-oldest online literary magazine. Monson currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, and teaches at the University of Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree...

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Ask the Author | Adam Soto

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter October 25, 2022

Adam Soto is an author, high school English teacher, and Web Editor for American Short Fiction — a literary journal in Austin, Texas. His second novel, “Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep:...

Mary Helen Stefaniak poses for a portrait in Prairie Lights on Sunday, Oct. 16 2022.

Ask the Author | Mary Helen Stefaniak

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter October 18, 2022

Mary Helen Stefaniak is an author and retired professor of English and creative writing at Creighton University. She graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1984 and is currently an Iowa City...

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Ask the Author | Don McLeese

Vaishnavi Kolluru, Arts Reporter October 11, 2022

Don McLeese is an University of Iowa professor of journalism, an author, and an editor. Before joining the faculty at the UI, McLeese was a prominent award-winning music journalist, having written...

Ask the Author | Rebecca Solnit

Ask the Author | Rebecca Solnit

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter September 27, 2022

Rebecca Solnit is an American writer, historian, and activist. In a ceremony on Sept. 29, she will be awarded the Paul Engle Prize from the UNESCO City of Literature at the Coralville Public Library...

Ask the Author | David DeGusta

Ask the Author | David DeGusta

Parker Jones, Arts Editor September 20, 2022

David DeGusta is a second-year MFA student in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. On Sept. 25, he will take part in a conversation at Prairie Lights bookstore as part of the International Writing...

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Ask the Author | Tom Montgomery Fate

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter September 13, 2022

Author and professor emeritus at College of DuPage in Illinois Tom Montgomery Fate wrote six books over his career, including his latest travel memoir The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries. In...

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