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News from the University of Iowa Press

October 22, 2019

This has been an exciting fall for the University of Iowa Press!

In addition to celebrating their 50th Anniversary, UI Press authors have been interviewed, honored and reviewed all across the literary world. Here are just a few updates from the press:


  • The Washington Post ran an interview with author Paul Becker about her book House on Stilts: Mothering in an Age of Opioid Addiction.
  • The New York Times ran an excellent review for Ashley Wurzbacher’s Happy Like This. (Wurzbacher was also designated as a 2019 National Book Award 5 authors under 35!)  The Times raved "This is a writer at the top of her game; but hopefully she’s only just getting started.” 
  • Happy Like This will also be featured in the January edition of Oprah Magazine.
  • And UI Press author Don Waters was mentioned in this NYT Book review.



Congrats to these University of Iowa Press authors!

Established in 1969, the University of Iowa Press serves scholars, students, and readers throughout the world with works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. 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. The UI Press is a place where first-class writing matters, whether the subject is Whitman or Shakespeare, prairie or poetry, memoirs or fandom. They are committed to the vital role played by small presses as publishers of scholarly and creative works that may not attract commercial attention. For more information, please e-mail


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