by Jamel Brinkley (15MFA)
Macmillan, available Aug. 1
The National Book Award finalist’s latest short story collection explores what it means to bear witness and take action through its characters’ experiences of love, loneliness, and kindness in contemporary New York.
by Curtis Sittenfeld (01MFA)
Penguin Random House
Sittenfeld offers a hilarious and clever observation on modern romance through the story of a comedy writer who has sworn off love and the charming pop star who challenges her every assumption.
by Ada Zhang (20MFA)
A Public Space
In this debut collection set in China and America, Zhang examines the experience of being an outsider—in new places, with new people, and even among family.
Mother’s Memoir Inspires New Book From Iowa Alumnus Abraham Verghese
The Stanford professor, physician, and author discusses how medicine and writing are connected.
Acclaimed Author Sets New Novel in Iowa City
Brandon Taylor (19MFA) shares how his Iowa Writers’ Workshop experience sparked his new book.
Seven Iowa City Bookstores to Get Your Lit Fix
These City of Literature shops cater to bookworms of all variety.