Meet the Writers

Iowa City is the home to Poets, Novelists, Playwrights, Essayists, Translators, Journalists, Screenwriters and more ...

Full Collection of Writers


Marquis Childs

Marquis Childs (March 17, 1903 – June 30, 1990) was a 20th-century American journalist, columnist, and author. He attended the University of Iowa for his Masters, and later returned to teach English composition. [more]

Mildred Wirt Benson

Mildred Wirt Benson wrote and published the first 23 Nancy Drew stories, under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. She attended undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Iowa from 1920 - 1927. [more]

Sheba Wheeler

Sheba R. Wheeler won the Pulitzer for her story in the Denver Post about the 1999 Columbine High School shootings. She also was named Print Journalist of the Year by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists in 2000 [more]