Iowa Digital Library International Writing Program Collection

The IWP is among the best known institutions at the University of Iowa and the premier institution of its kind in the world. In its more than 40-year history, the program has welcomed over 1400 writers from over 120 countries. The UI's School of Library and Information Science has preserved and catalogued IWP's large audio-visual archives so as to make them available to scholars and the public. Click here to enter the IWP Digital Collection.

A noteworthy cluster in this archive is the  Peter Nazareth Interview Collection, focusing on writers from Africa

For information about holdings in IWP's paper archives, write to


Other Audio/Visual documentation

Print interviews with IWP Alumni

Paul Engle Conferences:


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