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The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just seven Cities of Literature in the world, and the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation.


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Attorney, activist Bryan Stevenson to speak Oct. 4

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Just Mercy, will appear at the Iowa Memorial Union at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. The event will be free and open to the public. Stevenson will appear as part of the Iowa City Book Festival, presented by the […]

Robinson, Smiley named to National Book Award longlist

Congratulations to Iowa City Book Festival authors Marilynne Robinson and Jane Smiley, whose new novels were named today to the longlist for the National Book Award for fiction. Robinson’s “Lila” and Smiley’s “Some Luck” are fantastic reads, and we couldn’t be more pleased to help them celebrate the launch of these wonderful books at our […]