The University of Iowa

New Books by Workshop Graduates: Fiction & Nonfiction

The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop was the first creative writing degree program in the United States, and since its founding in 1936, the program has been home to thousands of remarkable writers. The program claims among its graduates winners of virtually every major literary award, including seventeen winners of the Pulitzer Prize (most recently Paul Harding in 2010), six recent U.S. Poets Laureate, and numerous winners of the National Book Award, MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, and other major honors. 

Graduates of the program continue to create and release award-winning work. Here is a list of new fiction, poetry & nonfiction by Iowa Writers' Workshop alumni, published in the January, February, and March, 2017.


Here High Note High Note, Catherine Blauvelt

Lowly, Alan Felsenthal

The Heronry, Mark Jarman

In the Language of My Captor, Shane McCrae

State Park, Jenny Mueller

Rendering, Jo Pitkin

The Police, Dan Poppick

Ears, Jared Stanley

Medea, Catherine Theis

In Which We See Ourselves: American Ghazals, Eric Torgersen


Fiction & Nonfiction

Mexico: Stories, Josh Barkan

Postludes, Matthew Burnside

The Hearts of Men, Nickolas Butler

The Adventures of Form and Content, Albert Goldbarth

Alpine Apprentice, Sarah Gorham

Mixed In, Cathy Haustein

A Warsaw Chronicle, Carol Hebald

Celine, Peter Heller

The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap, Gish Jen

The Patriots, Sana Krasikov

Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci, Mike Lankford

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Yiyun Li

300 Arguments, Sarah Manguso

The Young Widower's Handbook, Tom McAllister

Idaho: A Novel, Emily Ruskovich

Other People: Takes & Mistakes, David Shields

Workshop alumni, please write to to share news or information about upcoming publications.