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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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Hot Off the Press: THE NINTH DECADE: AN OCTOGENARIAN'S CHRONICLE by Carl H. Klaus“An intimate yet hands-on lesson on how...
09/16/2021

Hot Off the Press: THE NINTH DECADE: AN OCTOGENARIAN'S CHRONICLE by Carl H. Klaus

“An intimate yet hands-on lesson on how to face the inevitable infirmities and losses of our eighties with grace, resilience, and composure. In place of the usual stoical bromides, these contemplative journals offer a different, more constructive message: the key to a satisfying old age may be simply a matter of learning to maintain the enthusiasms that have long sustained us. The Ninth Decade is a major contribution to the growing literature of aging.”—Robert Atwan, editor, THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS #newbook #memoirs #booklove #nonfictionbooks #essays

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387860/the-ninth-decade

Hot Off the Press: THE NINTH DECADE: AN OCTOGENARIAN'S CHRONICLE by Carl H. Klaus

“An intimate yet hands-on lesson on how to face the inevitable infirmities and losses of our eighties with grace, resilience, and composure. In place of the usual stoical bromides, these contemplative journals offer a different, more constructive message: the key to a satisfying old age may be simply a matter of learning to maintain the enthusiasms that have long sustained us. The Ninth Decade is a major contribution to the growing literature of aging.”—Robert Atwan, editor, THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS #newbook #memoirs #booklove #nonfictionbooks #essays

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387860/the-ninth-decade

According to this reviewer, Kicking Ass in a Corset: Jane Austen's 6 Principles for Living and Leading from the Inside O...
09/16/2021
Take Jane Austen’s Crash Course in Confidence With “Kicking Ass in a Corset”

According to this reviewer, Kicking Ass in a Corset: Jane Austen's 6 Principles for Living and Leading from the Inside Out is "a discerning book applicable to all readers from students to retirees." ❤️📚 #kickingassinacorset Andrea Kayne

“How can we, as women, realize our own internal power both personally and professionally, no matter the constraints in the external world?” asks author Andrea Kayne on her website. Kayne’s focus as an educator and writer has been to nurture, empower

Another great Iowa City author!! Congrats to Lauren Haldeman on the new book!!!
09/16/2021

Another great Iowa City author!! Congrats to Lauren Haldeman on the new book!!!

NEW AUTHOR ALERT! We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of a new graphic novel by Lauren Haldeman.

TEAM PHOTOGRAPH is a graphic novel that blends competitive soccer and ghostly encounters with the First Battle of Bull Run, hypnagogic hallucinations, and poetry.

Lauren Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry), Calenday, and The Eccentricity is Zero. Her work has appeared in Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, Tin House, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast Journal, Fence, and others. A graphic novelist and poet, she’s received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and visiting fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and University of Cape Town, South Africa.

TEAM PHOTOGRAPH will publish in November 2022. In the meantime, you can check out more of Haldeman’s work at her website: https://laurenhaldeman.com/

We're so excited to announce the official publication of KICKING ASS IN A CORSET: JANE AUSTEN'S 6 PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING ...
09/15/2021

We're so excited to announce the official publication of KICKING ASS IN A CORSET: JANE AUSTEN'S 6 PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING AND LEADING FROM THE INSIDE OUT by @AndreaKayneOfficial! #leadership #womensupportingwomen #femaleleaders

“Jane Austen knew, so why do so many modern women fail to see their own power? KICKING ASS IN A CORSET is a fresh and brilliant playbook for internally referenced leadership inspired by Jane Austen’s heroines. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an Austen fan or not. This is the best empowerment book for women today!”—Laura Berman, NY TIMES bestselling author, empowerment relationship expert, and OWN TV host

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387600/kicking-ass-in-a-corset

We're so excited to announce the official publication of KICKING ASS IN A CORSET: JANE AUSTEN'S 6 PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING AND LEADING FROM THE INSIDE OUT by @AndreaKayneOfficial! #leadership #womensupportingwomen #femaleleaders

“Jane Austen knew, so why do so many modern women fail to see their own power? KICKING ASS IN A CORSET is a fresh and brilliant playbook for internally referenced leadership inspired by Jane Austen’s heroines. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an Austen fan or not. This is the best empowerment book for women today!”—Laura Berman, NY TIMES bestselling author, empowerment relationship expert, and OWN TV host

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609387600/kicking-ass-in-a-corset

Congratulations to our acquisitions editor, Meredith Stabel, on the publication of RADICALS, volumes 1 & 2!
09/14/2021
Ask the Author: Meredith Stabel

Congratulations to our acquisitions editor, Meredith Stabel, on the publication of RADICALS, volumes 1 & 2!

UI English doctoral candidate and UI Press Editor Meredith Stabel published her first book, Radicals: Audacious Writings by American Women, alongside her co-editor Zachary Turpin, on June 15, 2021. The book composes the long-lost writings of several 19th century female authors, both well known and u...

Interview with our very own Carl Klaus discussing his newly released memoir, THE NINTH DECADE: AN OCTOGENARIAN'S CHRONIC...
09/14/2021
Ask the Author – Carl H. Klaus

Interview with our very own Carl Klaus discussing his newly released memoir, THE NINTH DECADE: AN OCTOGENARIAN'S CHRONICLE!

Carl H. Klaus is the founder of the Nonfiction Writing Program and a critically acclaimed essayist. His most notable works include Letters to Kate, Taking Retirement, Weathering Winter and My Vegetable Love. His upcoming book, The Ninth Decade, explores life after turning 80 years old. Klaus answere...

Happy Birthday to author and educator Anne Bernays! Having written many novels herself, Bernays is also the coauthor of ...
09/14/2021

Happy Birthday to author and educator Anne Bernays! Having written many novels herself, Bernays is also the coauthor of WHAT IF?: WRITING EXERCISES FOR FICTION WRITERS, one of the first handbooks for writing that became widely used for creative writers.

Happy Birthday to author and educator Anne Bernays! Having written many novels herself, Bernays is also the coauthor of WHAT IF?: WRITING EXERCISES FOR FICTION WRITERS, one of the first handbooks for writing that became widely used for creative writers.

Congratulations to our very own Kendra Allen, author of WHEN YOU LEARN THE ALPHABET, on her new poetry book!!
09/10/2021
Four New Poetry Books Mine Their Authors’ Pasts for Music and Meaning

Congratulations to our very own Kendra Allen, author of WHEN YOU LEARN THE ALPHABET, on her new poetry book!!

Stephanie Burt reviews “Catcalling,” by Lee Soho; “The Collection Plate,” by Kendra Allen; “Maroon Choreography,” by Fahima Ife; and “The Survival Expo,” by Caki Wilkinson.

Philosopher and author Mary Wollstonecraft (also the mother of Mary Shelley) died on this day in 1797. She was an advoca...
09/10/2021

Philosopher and author Mary Wollstonecraft (also the mother of Mary Shelley) died on this day in 1797. She was an advocate for women's rights, living by example in her unconventional—for the time—relationships, and is best known for A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN, which spoke on equality and helped to shape the future for women.

Click the link below to find out more:
https://www.biography.com/scholar/mary-wollstonecraft

(Photo: DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Philosopher and author Mary Wollstonecraft (also the mother of Mary Shelley) died on this day in 1797. She was an advocate for women's rights, living by example in her unconventional—for the time—relationships, and is best known for A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN, which spoke on equality and helped to shape the future for women.

Click the link below to find out more:
https://www.biography.com/scholar/mary-wollstonecraft

(Photo: DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Today we celebrate International Literacy Day. Founded by UNESCO in 1966, it is a remainder of the importance of literac...
09/08/2021

Today we celebrate International Literacy Day. Founded by UNESCO in 1966, it is a remainder of the importance of literacy for all as a basic human right.

Today we celebrate International Literacy Day. Founded by UNESCO in 1966, it is a remainder of the importance of literacy for all as a basic human right.

Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.“The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa and the Civil War” by Thomas R. BakerHosted by Andrew Klumpp with Thom...
09/08/2021

Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
“The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa and the Civil War” by Thomas R. Baker
Hosted by Andrew Klumpp with Thomas R. Baker
Register

This sweeping book highlights Iowa’s role in reuniting the United States when the battle over slavery tore it asunder. This first-ever survey of the state’s Civil War history interweaves economics, politics, army recruitment, battlefield performance and government administration by spotlighting six Iowans from very different walks of life. Together, their lives and letters show how war transformed Iowa—and how Iowa transformed the nation.

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609384357/the-sacred-cause-of-union

Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
“The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa and the Civil War” by Thomas R. Baker
Hosted by Andrew Klumpp with Thomas R. Baker
Register

This sweeping book highlights Iowa’s role in reuniting the United States when the battle over slavery tore it asunder. This first-ever survey of the state’s Civil War history interweaves economics, politics, army recruitment, battlefield performance and government administration by spotlighting six Iowans from very different walks of life. Together, their lives and letters show how war transformed Iowa—and how Iowa transformed the nation.

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609384357/the-sacred-cause-of-union

Op-ed by Kathleen Woida, author of the recently released book IOWA'S REMARKABLE SOILS: THE STORY OF OUR MOST VITAL RESOU...
09/07/2021
Opinion: Healthy Iowa soils are a must for both agriculture and the environment

Op-ed by Kathleen Woida, author of the recently released book IOWA'S REMARKABLE SOILS: THE STORY OF OUR MOST VITAL RESOURCE AND HOW WE CAN SAVE IT in the The Des Moines Register!

Author of Iowa soils book: The data show our current use of nitrogen fertilizer is simply an unsustainable and destructive way of nourishing crops.

In order to reach the working-class of New York, Benjamin H. Day launched the first successful Penny Press. THE SUN came...
09/03/2021

In order to reach the working-class of New York, Benjamin H. Day launched the first successful Penny Press. THE SUN came to fruition on September 3, 1833, making history for American journalism.

Learn more here:
https://www.thoughtco.com/benjamin-day-1773669

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We love Hancher and are so proud to have worked with them on the publication of "Fishtastic! A Tale of Magic and Friends...
09/02/2021
The fish at Hancher's doorstep tell a story, and soon will have names

We love Hancher and are so proud to have worked with them on the publication of "Fishtastic! A Tale of Magic and Friendship," that was inspired by these very fish sculptures.

To my mind, Wellspring is the perfect name for the fish — and the perfect encapsulation of how I think about Hancher and the work that we do.

Get your copy today!
09/02/2021

Get your copy today!

My dear friend essayist Carl Klaus has a new book out @uiowapress 📖. I was honored to illustrate the cover. The contents offer an eloquent, affirming yet realistic look at aging, and, as one reviewer believes the essays reveal, that “the key to a satisfying old age may be simply a matter of maintaining the enthusiasms that have long sustained us.” Amen to that! Keep on keeping on! It’s a good lesson to us all (especially creatives!) whatever age we are on the ladder of life. See Carl in his preferred green clothing and his companion cat Cannoli (I was so happy to include her- pinch for her stripey head!). Book design by Sara Sauers.

Interview about WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG with author Chuy Renteria! WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG is available fo...
08/31/2021
Ask the Author — Chuy Renteria

Interview about WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG with author Chuy Renteria! WE HEARD IT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG is available for preorder at Prairie Lights Bookstore and online.

Author Chuy Renteria was born in Iowa City, but he grew up in West Liberty, only 20 minutes away. He spent his last few years composing a memoir, We Heard It When We Were Young, which recalls his formative experiences growing up in West Liberty as a first-generation Mexican American and explores the...

Today is We Love Memoirs Day!"We read memoir for connection, to feel less alone, to know that someone else out there has...
08/31/2021

Today is We Love Memoirs Day!

"We read memoir for connection, to feel less alone, to know that someone else out there has struggled with something similar and lived to tell the tale."—Jaime Herndon, BOOK RIOT

If you're looking for a good memoir recommendation, check out:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/26/books/best-memoirs.html

Today is We Love Memoirs Day!

"We read memoir for connection, to feel less alone, to know that someone else out there has struggled with something similar and lived to tell the tale."—Jaime Herndon, BOOK RIOT

If you're looking for a good memoir recommendation, check out:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/26/books/best-memoirs.html

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS first edition was published on August 27, 1955. It was given to pubs in order to promote th...
08/27/2021

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS first edition was published on August 27, 1955. It was given to pubs in order to promote the Guinness brand and help answer friendly disputes. The book became so popular that they began to sell copies, earning a best-seller title which led to its growth and annual publishing to the book we now know as "Guinness World Records."

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS first edition was published on August 27, 1955. It was given to pubs in order to promote the Guinness brand and help answer friendly disputes. The book became so popular that they began to sell copies, earning a best-seller title which led to its growth and annual publishing to the book we now know as "Guinness World Records."

We are proud to announce the winner of this year's Iowa Poetry Prize! WHAT FLIES WANT will be published in April of 2022...
08/26/2021

We are proud to announce the winner of this year's Iowa Poetry Prize! WHAT FLIES WANT will be published in April of 2022. Please visit our website for more information about the Iowa Poetry Prize. #poetry #iowapoetryprize #forthcomingbooks

On August 24, 1899, Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges was born. His world wide knowledge helped craft his, stories, ess...
08/24/2021

On August 24, 1899, Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges was born. His world wide knowledge helped craft his, stories, essays and poetry, having an impact on literary fiction by bending genres. If you would like to know more visit the link below:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jorge-luis-borges

Quote: “So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” - Jorge Luis Borges

On August 24, 1899, Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges was born. His world wide knowledge helped craft his, stories, essays and poetry, having an impact on literary fiction by bending genres. If you would like to know more visit the link below:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jorge-luis-borges

Quote: “So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” - Jorge Luis Borges

Poet's Day is a day to celebrate the poets and poems that have graced our world with passion and perspective. Take time ...
08/21/2021

Poet's Day is a day to celebrate the poets and poems that have graced our world with passion and perspective. Take time to read from some of your favorite poetry or to write your own.

https://happydays365.org/poets-day/happy-poets-day-august-21/

Poet's Day is a day to celebrate the poets and poems that have graced our world with passion and perspective. Take time to read from some of your favorite poetry or to write your own.

https://happydays365.org/poets-day/happy-poets-day-august-21/

Happy Birthday Lois Lane! Today the fictional character Lois Lane celebrates her birthday. One of the first strong femal...
08/17/2021

Happy Birthday Lois Lane! Today the fictional character Lois Lane celebrates her birthday. One of the first strong female comic book characters who rivals Superman with her intelligence, tenacity, and journalistic skills.

Happy Birthday Lois Lane! Today the fictional character Lois Lane celebrates her birthday. One of the first strong female comic book characters who rivals Superman with her intelligence, tenacity, and journalistic skills.

Often thought of as the "Father of Science Fiction", H.G. Wells died on this day, August 13, 1946. Many of his works suc...
08/13/2021

Often thought of as the "Father of Science Fiction", H.G. Wells died on this day, August 13, 1946. Many of his works such as THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, and THE TIME MACHINE are still being adapted for the screen today. To learn more click the link below:

https://www.biography.com/writer/hg-wells

Often thought of as the "Father of Science Fiction", H.G. Wells died on this day, August 13, 1946. Many of his works such as THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, and THE TIME MACHINE are still being adapted for the screen today. To learn more click the link below:

https://www.biography.com/writer/hg-wells

Happy National Book Lovers Day! It's the perfect day to curl up in your favorite nook and read whatever your heart desir...
08/09/2021

Happy National Book Lovers Day! It's the perfect day to curl up in your favorite nook and read whatever your heart desires. If you're searching for your next read, head out to your favorite indie bookstore or check our our selection online!

https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu

Happy National Book Lovers Day! It's the perfect day to curl up in your favorite nook and read whatever your heart desires. If you're searching for your next read, head out to your favorite indie bookstore or check our our selection online!

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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!