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The book We the Interwoven is seen at the University of Iowa Main Library on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.

Ask the Author — Writers of ‘We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa’

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter December 6, 2021

Sarah Elgatian, Eyad Said, and Shalini Jasti are writers for the book series We the Interwoven: An Anthology of Bicultural Iowa, a series from emerging authors who have witnessed or gone through immigration...

Author Lori Erickson poses for a portrait with her new book “The Soul of the Family Tree: Ancestors, Stories, and the Spirits We Inherit” in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

Ask the Author — Lori Erickson

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 29, 2021

Lori Erickson is a travel writer who specializes in writing about spiritual journeys and her visits to several spots around the world. She grew up on a farm in Northeast Iowa and currently lives in Iowa...


Ask the Author: Ed Wasserman

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 15, 2021

Ed Wasserman is a Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Iowa and his latest book "As if by Design: How Creative Behaviors Really Evolve" came out in September. In an email interview...


Ask the Author: Amy Butcher

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 1, 2021

Amy Butcher is the director of creative writing and an associate professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program in 2012....

Author, poet, and University of Iowa Writers Workshop alumn, Julie Hanson, poses for a portrait in downtown Iowa City on Oct. 24, 2021.

Ask the Author: Julie Hanson

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter October 25, 2021

Julie Hanson is the author of Unbeknownst, an Iowa Poetry Prize winner and 2012 Kate Tufts Discovery Award finalist, and The Audible and the Evident, selected for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize....

Candace Chong Mui Ngam poses for a portrait near the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

Ask the Author: Candace Chong Mui Ngam

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter October 18, 2021

Candace Chong Mui Ngam is an award-winning playwright from Hong Kong, China, and a current writer-in-residence in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. Her works include Wild Boar,...


Ask the Author: Maggie Shipstead

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor October 11, 2021

Maggie Shipstead is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and New York Times-bestselling author of novels Great Circle, Astonish Me, and Seating Arrangements. Her novel, Great Circle, was recently...


Ask the Author: Gretchen Rubin

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter October 3, 2021

Gretchen Rubin is the author of five bestselling books, including The Happiness Project. The Happiness Project was published on December 29, 2009. On Sept. 29, Rubin gave a lecture to University of...

Contributed photo of Ash Davidson.

Ask the Author — Ash Davidson

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter September 27, 2021

Former Iowa Writers’ Workshop student Ash Davidson debuted her first novel *Damnation Spring*, in August. The book is about a couple raising their young son in 1977 California. The family has centered...

Ask the Author: Johnnie Each

Ask the Author: Johnnie Each

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter September 20, 2021

Even before she won an essay contest that awarded her a year of free tuition at the University of Iowa, Johnnie Each knew she wanted to pursue a lifetime of storytelling. A junior at Prairie High...

Acquisitions editor at University of Iowa Press and Ph.D. candidate for the University of Iowa English department Meredith Stabel poses for a portrait at the Kuhl House on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Ask the Author: Meredith Stabel

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor September 13, 2021

UI English doctoral candidate and UI Press Editor Meredith Stabel published her first book, Radicals: Audacious Writings by American Women, alongside her co-editor Zachary Turpin, on June 15, 2021. The...

Contributed photo of Carl K. Klaus.

Ask the Author – Carl H. Klaus

Jenna Post, Arts Editor September 6, 2021

Carl H. Klaus is the founder of the Nonfiction Writing Program and a critically acclaimed essayist. His most notable works include Letters to Kate, Taking Retirement, Weathering Winter and My Vegetable...

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