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International Writing Program 2022 Spring Residency alum Shehan Karunatilaka longlisted for the Booker Prize!
Congratulations to University of Iowa professors Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly, both finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards
Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is on Obama's summer reading list!
Sallie Fullerton, an Iowa Workshop alum, won a 2022-23 Fulbright Study/Research grant in Creative Writing to Canada!
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1977.
BA in Translation
The new BA in Translation major started at the University of Iowa this fall 2022!
Carl Phillips in conversation with Kaveh Akbar
Live from Prairie Lights, March 4, 2022
"I do not in fact know what I would have done, or who I would have been as an adult if I hadn’t lived in and around Iowa City"
- Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1992)