The Paul Engle Prize

The annual Paul Engle Prize from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in the larger issues of the day has contributed to the betterment of the world through the literary arts.

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Iowa Literary Legends: T.C. Boyle

May 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m. at The Englert Theatre Hear Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author T.C. Boyle (74MFA) read from his acclaimed works during this rescheduled event at the Englert Theatre. Since the mid-1970s, Boyle has published 28 books of fiction that explore topics ranging from historical biography to ecological apocalypse—and tackle themes such […]

Dylan scholar Michael Gray to speak on April 14

***This event has been canceled. Stay tuned to iowacitybookfestival.org for updates. Gray pioneered the serious study of Bob Dylan’s work with, Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan, in 1972, the first such critical book. Born in 1946, he grew up on Merseyside, England, and studied History and English Literature at York University, […]

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