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The Iowa Author List was established in 2007. The purpose is:

  • For readers – a source of information about authors living in Iowa and what they have written.
  • For libraries, schools, and other organizations - information about Iowa authors accepting speaking engagements.
  • For authors - another way to reach Iowa readers.

Criteria for inclusion are:

  • Author is presently living and writing in Iowa.
  • Author is writing for the non-specialist reader.
  • Author writes books for adult, young adult, or children.
  • Author's book is in physical format, printed and bound.
  • Author's book is owned by at least one library in Iowa that is open to the public.

We include:

  • Published collections of short stories, poems and essays from a single author.
  • Self published books.

We do not include authors of:

  • individual poems, articles, broadsides, or brochures because our focus is on the book as an object in its own right.

The Iowa Center for the Book lists authors on this site for informational purposes only; listing does not imply any endorsement of the works described here.


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Browse the information about Iowa authors who do programs.

Are you an Iowa author? Add yourself to the Iowa Center for the Book Iowa Author List.  To make corrections or additions to your entry, send an e-mail to Coordinator of the Iowa Center for the Book with the new information.

If you would like to suggest an author, please contact the Coordinator of the Iowa Center for the Book.  Please include author contact information.

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