IMG_1193IMG_1099IMG_1161Rachel Shukert and Michael SchulmanReading AudienceIowa City Book FestivalBess Streeler
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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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 […]

Prepare for Grande’s ICBF visit

As you plan for the festival and the many author-related events, you can fill your calendar with ways to prepare for Reyna Grande’s visit as part of the One Community One Book program from the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. The Center has several events planned between now and Oct. 4, when Reyna […]