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As the only university press in the state, Iowa is also dedicated to preserving the literature, history, culture, wildlife, and natural areas of the Midwest. For scholars and students, we publish reference and course books in the areas of archaeology, American studies, American history, literary studies, theatre studies, and the craft of writing. For general readers, we publish the winners of the

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Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, originally called FIRST IMPRESSIONS was sent by her father to Thomas Cadell as ...
11/01/2021

Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, originally called FIRST IMPRESSIONS was sent by her father to Thomas Cadell as a publishing inquiry. In 1797 Cadell declined.

Read the story here: https://lithub.com/the-publisher-who-rejected-jane-austen/

(photo of Jane Austen's portrait: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy, photo of books from guardian article)

Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, originally called FIRST IMPRESSIONS was sent by her father to Thomas Cadell as a publishing inquiry. In 1797 Cadell declined.

Read the story here: https://lithub.com/the-publisher-who-rejected-jane-austen/

(photo of Jane Austen's portrait: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy, photo of books from guardian article)

Hot off the Press: WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG by Chuy Renteria.“A heartfelt and vibrant debut, WE HEARD IT WHEN WE W...
11/01/2021

Hot off the Press: WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG by Chuy Renteria.

“A heartfelt and vibrant debut, WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG chronicles an important Iowan narrative from a first-generation Mexican immigrant perspective. Chuy Renteria’s conversational storytelling is by turns funny and wrenching as he explores the cultural dissonance between neighbors and within families as one small Iowa town evolves.”—Rachel Yoder, author, NIGHTBITCH

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388058/we-heard-it-when-we-were-young

Hot off the Press: WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG by Chuy Renteria.

“A heartfelt and vibrant debut, WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG chronicles an important Iowan narrative from a first-generation Mexican immigrant perspective. Chuy Renteria’s conversational storytelling is by turns funny and wrenching as he explores the cultural dissonance between neighbors and within families as one small Iowa town evolves.”—Rachel Yoder, author, NIGHTBITCH

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388058/we-heard-it-when-we-were-young

Celebrate Frankenstein Day by picking up the book written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, or by watching one of the many...
10/30/2021

Celebrate Frankenstein Day by picking up the book written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, or by watching one of the many adaptations!

Celebrate Frankenstein Day by picking up the book written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, or by watching one of the many adaptations!

If you're in the Skylark Bookshop area stop by tonight to see Nina Mukerjee Furstenau read from and discuss her brand ne...
10/27/2021

If you're in the Skylark Bookshop area stop by tonight to see Nina Mukerjee Furstenau read from and discuss her brand new book!

If you're in the Skylark Bookshop area stop by tonight to see Nina Mukerjee Furstenau read from and discuss her brand new book!

The New York City's THE VILLAGE VOICE was first published on this day in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and ...
10/26/2021

The New York City's THE VILLAGE VOICE was first published on this day in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and Norman Mailer. THE VILLAGE VOICE is considered the first alternative newsweekly.

(Picture found on artforum.com)

If you'd like to know more follow the link:
https://www.villagevoice.com/about/

The New York City's THE VILLAGE VOICE was first published on this day in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, John Wilcock and Norman Mailer. THE VILLAGE VOICE is considered the first alternative newsweekly.

(Picture found on artforum.com)

If you'd like to know more follow the link:
https://www.villagevoice.com/about/

The well known and successful author who once dominated much of our entertainment, Michael Crichton, was born on this da...
10/23/2021

The well known and successful author who once dominated much of our entertainment, Michael Crichton, was born on this day in 1942. Many of his novels have been adapted to the screen but his most well known works are the JURASSIC PARK series.

If you want to know more about Crichton visit the website linked below:
https://www.michaelcrichton.com

The well known and successful author who once dominated much of our entertainment, Michael Crichton, was born on this day in 1942. Many of his novels have been adapted to the screen but his most well known works are the JURASSIC PARK series.

If you want to know more about Crichton visit the website linked below:
https://www.michaelcrichton.com

Today is the day to see Chuy Renteria in person for the @iowacitybookfestival reading from his brand new book WE HEARD I...
10/23/2021

Today is the day to see Chuy Renteria in person for the @iowacitybookfestival reading from his brand new book WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. The event begins at 2:30 PM @icpubliclibrary. You can also register through Zoom and watch from the comfort of your home:
http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/schedule/

If you'd like to learn more about this book visit our website:
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388058/we-heard-it-when-we-were-young

Today is the day to see Chuy Renteria in person for the @iowacitybookfestival reading from his brand new book WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. The event begins at 2:30 PM @icpubliclibrary. You can also register through Zoom and watch from the comfort of your home:
http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/schedule/

If you'd like to learn more about this book visit our website:
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388058/we-heard-it-when-we-were-young

Listen to Carl Klaus on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe talking about his new book, THE NINTH DECADE...
10/22/2021
An Octogenarian reflects on art, itchiness and the lifelong process of letting go

Listen to Carl Klaus on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe talking about his new book, THE NINTH DECADE: AN OCTOGENARIAN'S CHRONICLE.

In essayist Carl Klaus' new book, “The Ninth Decade: An Octogenarian's Chronicle," he shares his fears and joys while living through his ninth decade. He spoke with Charity Nebbe.

Join Michele Glazer and janice.lee TODAY on zoom as @PortlandStateU hosts the authors reading / discussing their new boo...
10/21/2021

Join Michele Glazer and janice.lee TODAY on zoom as @PortlandStateU hosts the authors reading / discussing their new books!

Link below to register for the event on Zoom:
https://ondeck.pdx.edu/creative-writing/events/michele-glazer-and-janice-lee

Join Michele Glazer and janice.lee TODAY on zoom as @PortlandStateU hosts the authors reading / discussing their new books!

Link below to register for the event on Zoom:
https://ondeck.pdx.edu/creative-writing/events/michele-glazer-and-janice-lee

This Saturday @iowacitybookfestival, Chuy Renteria will read from his brand new memoir WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. J...
10/20/2021

This Saturday @iowacitybookfestival, Chuy Renteria will read from his brand new memoir WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. Join in person @icpubliclibrary at 2:30 PM or register through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Z-xy2eNQuCs7eFaA_FCOw

To learn more about this book:
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388058/we-heard-it-when-we-were-young

Copies available @prairielightsbooks

This Saturday @iowacitybookfestival, Chuy Renteria will read from his brand new memoir WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. Join in person @icpubliclibrary at 2:30 PM or register through Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Z-xy2eNQuCs7eFaA_FCOw

To learn more about this book:
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388058/we-heard-it-when-we-were-young

Copies available @prairielightsbooks

Don't forget: THURSDAY at 4pm PST, @PortlandStateU will be hosting a reading and discussion with Michele Glazer and jani...
10/19/2021

Don't forget: THURSDAY at 4pm PST, @PortlandStateU will be hosting a reading and discussion with Michele Glazer and janice.lee!

Link below to register for the event on Zoom:
https://ondeck.pdx.edu/creative-writing/events/michele-glazer-and-janice-lee

Don't forget: THURSDAY at 4pm PST, @PortlandStateU will be hosting a reading and discussion with Michele Glazer and janice.lee!

Link below to register for the event on Zoom:
https://ondeck.pdx.edu/creative-writing/events/michele-glazer-and-janice-lee

Don't forget to join  by Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Julie Hanson and Marc Rahe as they read from their latest book...
10/19/2021

Don't forget to join by Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Julie Hanson and Marc Rahe as they read from their latest books @icpubliclibrary at 7 PM, or register via the zoom link below.

Hanson will read from her new book THE AUDIBLE AND THE EVIDENT (Ohio University Press). If you're interested in seeing more from Hanson, check out her Iowa Poetry Prize collection, UNBEKNOWNST!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nZTo2vWGRpGjmxK91jJWrg
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781587299643/unbeknownst

Don't forget to join by Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Julie Hanson and Marc Rahe as they read from their latest books @icpubliclibrary at 7 PM, or register via the zoom link below.

Hanson will read from her new book THE AUDIBLE AND THE EVIDENT (Ohio University Press). If you're interested in seeing more from Hanson, check out her Iowa Poetry Prize collection, UNBEKNOWNST!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nZTo2vWGRpGjmxK91jJWrg
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781587299643/unbeknownst

The @IowaCityBookFestival starts today! Among this year's fantastic readings and panels are two of our authors: Julie Ha...
10/18/2021

The @IowaCityBookFestival starts today! Among this year's fantastic readings and panels are two of our authors: Julie Hanson and Chuy Renteria!

Julie will be reading from her newest poetry collection, THE AUDIBLE AND THE EVIDENT (Ohio University Press) with Marc Rahe tomorrow night, and Chuy Renteria will be reading from his just-released memoir WE HEAR IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG on Saturday. Check out the full schedule here:

http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/schedule/

The @IowaCityBookFestival starts today! Among this year's fantastic readings and panels are two of our authors: Julie Hanson and Chuy Renteria!

Julie will be reading from her newest poetry collection, THE AUDIBLE AND THE EVIDENT (Ohio University Press) with Marc Rahe tomorrow night, and Chuy Renteria will be reading from his just-released memoir WE HEAR IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG on Saturday. Check out the full schedule here:

http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/schedule/

Hemingway first published his book TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT on October 15, 1937 through Scribner's publishing. The novel was...
10/15/2021

Hemingway first published his book TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT on October 15, 1937 through Scribner's publishing. The novel was adapted to the screen and portrayed by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

Hemingway first published his book TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT on October 15, 1937 through Scribner's publishing. The novel was adapted to the screen and portrayed by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

Portland State University (@PortlandStateU) will be hosting an event with Michele Glazer and Janice Lee (janice.lee) on ...
10/15/2021

Portland State University (@PortlandStateU) will be hosting an event with Michele Glazer and Janice Lee (janice.lee) on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 4-5 PM.
For more information and to register for the event follow the link below:
https://ondeck.pdx.edu/english/events/michele-glazer-and-janice-lee

Portland State University (@PortlandStateU) will be hosting an event with Michele Glazer and Janice Lee (janice.lee) on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 4-5 PM.
For more information and to register for the event follow the link below:
https://ondeck.pdx.edu/english/events/michele-glazer-and-janice-lee

🔥 Off the Press: THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR DWELLING by Blake Sanz“Sanz’s notable debut collection brims with moments of cu...
10/15/2021

🔥 Off the Press: THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR DWELLING by Blake Sanz

“Sanz’s notable debut collection brims with moments of culture shock and of characters negotiating with the tenuous hold on the land they call home. Sanz has a keen eye for details, and thankfully he hasn’t kept them bottled up.”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388072/the-boundaries-of-their-dwelling

🔥 Off the Press: THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR DWELLING by Blake Sanz

“Sanz’s notable debut collection brims with moments of culture shock and of characters negotiating with the tenuous hold on the land they call home. Sanz has a keen eye for details, and thankfully he hasn’t kept them bottled up.”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609388072/the-boundaries-of-their-dwelling

The Kuhl House Poets series has a new collection coming out today, FRETWORK by Michele Glazer. “Michele Glazer’s splendi...
10/12/2021

The Kuhl House Poets series has a new collection coming out today, FRETWORK by Michele Glazer.

“Michele Glazer’s splendid new book, FRETWORK, briskly confronts the thing itself: unadorned, impending death and the bald ironies and horrors that come with witness of its approach to the parent. Glazer conveys the loss of memory, language, facial recognition in a spare vocabulary and with stunningly abrupt, whipsawing line breaks that underscore the complexities of this experience for the dying as well as the attending. Glazer is brave; she is witness to the end; lucky for us, she has been the bad daughter, taking notes. The truths she delivers are bracing.”—Christine Schutt, author, PURE HOLLYWOOD

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387945/fretwork

The Kuhl House Poets series has a new collection coming out today, FRETWORK by Michele Glazer.

“Michele Glazer’s splendid new book, FRETWORK, briskly confronts the thing itself: unadorned, impending death and the bald ironies and horrors that come with witness of its approach to the parent. Glazer conveys the loss of memory, language, facial recognition in a spare vocabulary and with stunningly abrupt, whipsawing line breaks that underscore the complexities of this experience for the dying as well as the attending. Glazer is brave; she is witness to the end; lucky for us, she has been the bad daughter, taking notes. The truths she delivers are bracing.”—Christine Schutt, author, PURE HOLLYWOOD

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387945/fretwork

Today is Myths and Legends Day! What are some of your favorite myth and legends?
10/11/2021

Today is Myths and Legends Day! What are some of your favorite myth and legends?

Today is Myths and Legends Day! What are some of your favorite myth and legends?

A popular children's author was born on this day in 1943: R. L. Stine! Stine has written over 300 books and many of his ...
10/08/2021

A popular children's author was born on this day in 1943: R. L. Stine! Stine has written over 300 books and many of his works have been adapted to the screen. Some of our favorites: the recently released Fear Street trilogy and the Goosebumps movies!

Check out the world of R. L. Stine here:
http://rlstine.com

A popular children's author was born on this day in 1943: R. L. Stine! Stine has written over 300 books and many of his works have been adapted to the screen. Some of our favorites: the recently released Fear Street trilogy and the Goosebumps movies!

Check out the world of R. L. Stine here:
http://rlstine.com

Regardless of medium and topic, Dr. Burek Pierce's work is always rooted in community. She is primarily motivated by “ot...
10/07/2021
Anchoring Research in Communities

Regardless of medium and topic, Dr. Burek Pierce's work is always rooted in community. She is primarily motivated by “other people’s passion for reading and books,” which is why her research is grounded in library settings.

#SLISfaculty #libraries

https://grad.uiowa.edu/news/2021/09/anchoring-research-communities

Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce, a professor in the School of Library and Information Science, published a book on Nerdfighteria and recently won the Justin Winsor Library History award.

We ❤️ the Iowa City Book Festival no matter what format it takes!
10/06/2021
Iowa City Book Festival 2021 Takes Hybrid Format ・ Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

We ❤️ the Iowa City Book Festival no matter what format it takes!

Iowa City Book Festival offers readings, film screenings, exhibits, and more, late October and throughout the fall IOWA CITY – The 13th annual Iowa City Book Festival, which will be held Oct. 18-24, will feature a mix of in-person and online events that blend original programming and partnerships ...

Hot off the Press: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGER by Tom Lutz. “I love this book. I am astounded by Tom’s deep drive to care, ...
10/06/2021

Hot off the Press: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGER by Tom Lutz.

“I love this book. I am astounded by Tom’s deep drive to care, how he sees without judgement, how he notices the tenderness still beaming in the eyes of the pushed out. I am mesmerized at how the word of the people is cradled in this tour de force.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus and author, EVERY DAY WE GET MORE ILLEGAL

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387884/kindness-of-strangers

Hot off the Press: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGER by Tom Lutz.

“I love this book. I am astounded by Tom’s deep drive to care, how he sees without judgement, how he notices the tenderness still beaming in the eyes of the pushed out. I am mesmerized at how the word of the people is cradled in this tour de force.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus and author, EVERY DAY WE GET MORE ILLEGAL

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387884/kindness-of-strangers

We are so proud to announce that Father Guards the Sheep by Sari Rosenblatt has been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 C...
10/06/2021

We are so proud to announce that Father Guards the Sheep by Sari Rosenblatt has been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards for fiction!

Winners Announced at the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards on Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location – If hybrid/in-person: Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford
Cost: Free!
Registration information at CTBook.org
#CTBookAwards2021 #CTLitFes #bookawards #fictionbooks #shortstories #IowaShortFiction Sari Rosenblatt Writer

We are so proud to announce that Father Guards the Sheep by Sari Rosenblatt has been chosen as a finalist for the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards for fiction!

Winners Announced at the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards on Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location – If hybrid/in-person: Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford
Cost: Free!
Registration information at CTBook.org
#CTBookAwards2021 #CTLitFes #bookawards #fictionbooks #shortstories #IowaShortFiction Sari Rosenblatt Writer

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Posted on the FBI Twitter page. FBI Director Christopher Wray , when your organization's agenda means more to you then a child's well being it's time for that organization to be abolished . Wrapping things up and then moving on. The Crime bill that was signed into law by Bill Clinton gave the FBI the leverage they needed to pack the Prison System . Clinton didn't have a choice , Clinton was a frequent flyer on Pe*****le Airlines , as long as that bill got signed into law ... Clinton could continue to fly . The FBI didn't care children were getting r***d as long as the FBI gets what they want . Leverage to pack the Prison system ? The time that is being given and the enhancements to that time = ( the last I was told ) an 85% cooperation rate , a rat rate , in Federal Prison . With the Criminal Defense Attorney's working hand and hand with the Federal Government ... you basically have no shot at fighting your case. People are doing the time they are doing because of a 'chomo' signed that bill into law , that's what they call child offenders in Federal Prison , 'chomo's'. The law should be called the FBI Crime Law , which equates to modern day slavery . Now that the FBI controls the Criminal Justice System... the story goes like this ... an FBI Agent walked into a DOD meeting and said " The FBI wants a bigger role in Government " And what happens when you apply for a job that has to do w/ National Security ? You get investigated , call it a background check . Posted on Joe Biden's Twitter page. Joe , we all know a chomo signed the Crime Bill that you wrote into Law . We also know Clinton didn't have a choice, the FBI wanted that Crime Bill into Law . Joe , the FBI had your hand that wrote that Bill . Joe , what was your other hand doing or should I say hands doing that gave the FBI such control over you ? Joe , you're not smart enough to come up w/ a Law that gave the FBI so much leverage in the Federal Criminal Justice System . Joe , there is a reason you let me sit in Prison for 5 years after you were contacted about [OPERATION SLEEPWALK] . Joe , what are you hiding ? Chomo Joe ? The FBI owns you .
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Is it true the University of Iowa is trying to suppress news of Greta Thunberg's visit?
This University needs a lesson on climate change. The climate crisis is a moral issue. The fact the university of Iowa considers Greta protests a political issue. Proves this is a very poor place to get a education.
I was haunted most by the images and accounts of people falling from the World Trade Center windows. In my undergrad days in India I’d seen a woman fall three storeys from a window ledge. Later, for my creative writing thesis at UNF, I’d written a short story about it called “Falling.” That was in 1993. In 2003 Esquire would feature an article called “The Falling Man,” about a remarkable photograph of one of the 9/11 victims falling head-first through the air: “The man in the picture…is perfectly vertical, and so is in accord with the lines of the buildings behind him.” In the first week of September 2001, my story “Falling” had been released by UIP as part of my first book, Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and America. In it I’d recalled this image burned into my mind: “Then she was falling, sluggishly, turning just a little in the air, but strangely horizontal—the way he saw himself flying in his dreams. Except that she was headed straight down. She fell without a murmur, her sari flapping, and he’d wonder later why she didn’t scream to see the ground coming up at her.” Glancing over “Falling” now, I find the privileged male college student empathizing with “the servant girl” at a deep, subconscious level: “at night sometimes, before a sudden shortness of breath pulled him gasping out of sleep, he found himself dropping, tumbling unstoppably through shifting gray. Falling in his dreams.” It’s a subliminal recognition of the universal fragility of our lives.
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DIGITAL READERS ALERT! I just noticed that TICKET TO MINTO has now been released by University of Iowa Press as an e-book! My first book made a tiny bit of lit history when it became the very first by an Asian American (and still, almost 20 years later, the only one by a South Asian) to win the Iowa Short Fiction Award, juried by the University of Iowa's Iowa Writers' Workshop of some renown!