Books and Writing

Author Visit: Jane Smiley

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following "Some Luck" and "Early Warning", of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new novel that brings the...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2015: How Books Travel - Literary Translation and International Writing

Each year, literary works from some 60 languages across the globe appear in English, mostly published by independent publishers with commitment to international writing and cross-cultural...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2015: Brian Duffy

Longtime Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy shares work from Brian Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run.

Recorded October 3, 2015.

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2015: Stephen Witt – "How Music Got Free"

Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2015: Linzee McCray and Linda Gerdner

Linzee McCray reads from Art Quilts of the Midwest and Linda Gerdner reads from Hmong Story Cloths: Preserving Historical & Cultural Treasures.

Recorded October 3, 2015.

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2015: Margret Aldrich and Todd Bol

Margret Aldrich, author of the new book, The Little Free Library Book, is joined by Little Free Library founder Todd Bol to discuss the book and the movement that is sweeping the world.

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Books and Writing

Author Visit: Steven Pinker

Bestselling author, linguist, cognitive scientist and chair of the Usage Panel of The American Heritage Dictionary Steven Pinker will begin the tour for his seventh book here at ICPL. In "The...

Books and Writing

An Evening with author Michael Perry

Michael Perry reads from his new novel "The Jesus Cow".

Books and Writing

Equal Before The Law: An afternoon with Tom Witosky and Marc Hansen

On April 3, 2009, a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court made Iowa the third state in the nation to permit same-sex couples to marry. "Equal Before The Law" tells the stories behind this issue and...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

Images of America: Coralville

Author and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Director Emeritus Timothy Walch shares historic pictures of Coralville from his new book, “Images of America: Coralville”.

Recorded May 27,...

Books and Writing, Local History