Toss another log on the fire and get settled in this winter. Three of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop's most acclaimed alumni are back with new books to get us through the season. Check out these new titles on our reading list.
by Paul Harding (00MFA)
Based on a true story, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s latest novel follows the inhabitants of an island off the coast of Maine as they fight against racial intolerance and injustice.
by John Irving (67MFA)
Simon & Schuster
Irving’s first novel in seven years centers around a young man who encounters ghosts and revelations while on a trip to Aspen, Colorado, to find answers about his unconventional family.
by Yiyun Li (00MS, 05MFA)
In this tale of obsession, exploitation, and willpower, a woman reflects on her childhood in war-torn rural France—and a friendship that transformed her life.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at The Mill
An Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate and former bartender eulogizes the longtime Iowa City cultural landmark.
Iowa Author Heather Gudenkauf Sets Latest Thriller in Home State
The acclaimed mystery writer reflects on meeting John Irving, the inspiration for her first novel, and the recipe for great storytelling.
Seven Iowa City Bookstores to Get Your Lit Fix
These City of Literature shops cater to bookworms of all variety.