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 […]

Festival reading list now available

Do you want to read ahead to prepare for the festival, but don’t know where to start? Here is a reading list for this year’s festival, featuring the most recent book for each festival author. While some of these won’t be released until just before the festival, this gives you a good idea of what […]

Bookforum loves ICBF authors

In the new issue of Bookforum magazine, three 2014 Iowa City Book Festival authors receive rave reviews. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, which is why we’ll share some highlights here. On James Ellroy’s Perfidia:¬†Perfidia is high Ellroy. The language is on fire, the complexities are grueling. If you can bear the queasy darkness, […]