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.

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Author Interview: Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winning author of A Single Shard, speaks with Andrea Flemming, Childrens Librarian at Iowa City Public Library.

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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...

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Iowa City Book Festival 2017: Nathan Englander and Chris Adrian

Nathan Englander reads from his book "Dinner at the Center of the Earth" and Chris Adrian reads from his book "The Children's Hospital."

The Iowa City Book Festival is an eight-day...

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Author Visit: Lois Lowry

Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor a visit from bestselling author Lois Lowry. She will be reading from her new novel in the Giver Quartet, "Son." Thrust again into the...

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Author Visit: Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos is our first Author in Residence at Iowa City Public Library, in celebration of the Library's 5th anniversary in a new facility. Jack Gantos' books take readers from the cradle to the...

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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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Author Visit: Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma, reads from his latest book In Defense of Food.

Recorded January 2008.

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Iowa City Book Festival 2016: Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Commentator and novelist, Leonard Pitts, Jr., reads from his book, "Grant Park."

The Iowa City Book Festival is a six-day celebration of books, reading and writing. It is organized by the...

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IFF 2014: When Comics Almost Died - Readers, Censors, and Innovation

Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham's book "Seduction of the Innocent" which blamed juvenile delinquency on reading comics; the US...

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