The Paul Engle Award Ceremony Featuring Rebecca Solnit in Conversation with Lyz Lenz

September 29, 2022 - 7:00pm
Coralville Public Library 1401 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

Please join us for the Iowa City Book Festival Paul Engle Award at the Coralville Library! Rebecca Solnit has been named the eleventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, and at this special event, Solnit will be presented the award by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, and will talk about her work with Lyz Lenz.

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian, and activist who has written more than twenty books on feminism, environmental and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, and hope and disaster, including Call Them By Their True NamesMen Explain Things to MeRecollections of My Nonexistence, and Orwell's Roses.She has received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. She is a columnist at the Guardian and a former “Easy Chair” columnist at Harper’s. 

Lyz Lenz’s writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Washington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. Her book God Land was published in 2019, through Indiana University Press. Her second book Belabored, was published in 2020 by Bold Type Books. Lyz’s essay “All the Angry Women” was also included in the anthology Not that Bad edited by Roxane Gay. Her third book, This American Ex Wife, will be published by Crown. Lyz received her MFA in creative writing from Lesley University. She lives in Iowa with her two kids and two dogs and one cat.