It’s fall and when kids go back to school, one of the subjects they will learn is history. For kids who are history buffs and like to go abo ... »
Celeste Ng can identify both a plot seed and a theme seed from which her bestselling novel “Everything I Never Told You” bloomed.... »
What does it mean to be a fan? For author, professor and longtime Bob Dylan fan David Gaines, whose debut book “In Dylan Town” is out ... »
Even after a brief conversation with author and professor David Gaines, it’s clear he’s always been the cool professor or, “mo ... »
Three University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates are on the longlist of candidates for the 2015 National Book Award in Fiction.
Every now and again, a book strikes me as so nearly perfect that I struggle with how best to express my admiration. “Music for Wartime, ... »
If you wake up with no memory, surrounded by strangers who tell you that you are now a vampire, it’s natural to have lots of questions. And ... »
I feel very ignorant when it comes to knowledge about our most prolific and talented writers from history. Yes, I have heard of Thoreau, Hawthorne, ... »
In 1995 the Iowa City Public Library established the Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Carol for her 26-year career and for her ... »
Ed Gorman will talk your ear off, and you won’t mind a bit.
Gorman will expound on any number of topics — including politics, m ... »
Sara Paretsky has been named the fourth recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization.... »
Mary Potter Kenyon and Mary Jedlicka Humston have been friends since 1986. While they only lived as neighbors for one year, the two women — ... »