The Writing Matters Podcast is a collection of conversations with writers about their work, their process, and their paths to publishing their work. A collaboration between the Writing University and the English Department at the University of Iowa.



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Episode 2: Rachel Yoder, author of Nightbitch

Monday, August 21, 2023
Rachel Yoder is a graduate of the Iowa English Department’s Nonfiction Writing Program, and the author of Nightbitch which has been adapted as a series for Hulu, to debut this year. The book was named a best book of the year by Esquire and Vulture, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction.
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Episode 1: Interview with Lauren Haldeman, author of Team Photograph

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Today's episode is a discussion with Lauren Haldeman about her new graphic novel, Team Photograph (Sarabande, 2022), and her evolution as a writer, student, mother, and artist through a career that includes two earlier books, Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014), and Instead of Dying (University Press of Colorado, 2017).