The IWP is among the best known institutions at the University of Iowa, and the premier institution of its kind in the world. Established in 1967 by poet and previous director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop Paul Engle and novelist and editor Hualing Nieh, the program has since welcomed over 1400 writers from over 130 countries. The documentation of their time and work in the IWP has been preserved in a variety of formats, media and locations.
"Has It Been a Good Year for Turkish Literature Lovers?" asks Today's Zaman, and answers in the affirmative. On its list are IWP alumnae Buket UZUNER (IWP '96) and Maureen FREELY (IWP'14).