Tag Archives: Nebraska Authors

October 03

150 Notable Nebraskans

The Lincoln Journal Star highlighted 150 notable figures in Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood—and many of those important individuals are represented on our backlist.    My Ántonia by Willa Cather My Ántonia is part of Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, which includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark, all available in Bison Books editions.   Black […]

James E. Potter, 1945-2016

UNP author James E. Potter passed away last weekend at the age of seventy. Potter worked for nearly forty-nine years as a state archivist and senior research historian at the Nebraska State Historical Society. He was also the book review editor for Nebraska History, where he reviewed a number of UNP books. We are proud […]

May 19

Lincoln City Libraries: Read Nebraska

Erin Willis is the Curator of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, a special collection of Lincoln City Libraries. She received her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science, with an emphasis on Archives and Special Collections, from the University of Missouri, Columbia. The 1940s was a time of great production for […]

April 11

From the desk of Ted Kooser: The Author’s Photograph

Ted Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and former U.S. poet laureate, is Presidential Professor of the University of Nebraska. Currently, he is hand-selecting books for his eponymous Contemporary Poetry series, which features poets he believes deserves greater recognition for their work. Below he writes about an author’s perceived image.  The Author’s Photograph  Karl Shapiro […]


Books In Cold Storage by James W. Hewitt Review from Federal Trial Judge blog Hercules and the Umpire: “What makes the book sing is the writing. The reader is patiently told of the facts with the skill of the best newspaper writer. We learn the texture and the feel of the place and the people. The […]

Reading List: Nebraska Book Festival

The Nebraska Book Festival is tomorrow at the University of Nebraska Omaha Weitz Community Engagement Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The festival is free and open to the public. UNP will be displaying a number of books with a Nebraska topic or Nebraska author. Here are a few notable Nebraska books to add to your shelf. The Ordinary Spaceman: […]

November 10

2015 One Book One Nebraska

  Nebraska Native’s Vietnam memoir chosen for 2015 One Book One Nebraska Nebraskans have new required reading material. The 2015 One Book One Nebraska selection is Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting (University of Nebraska Press, May 2013) by Beverly Deepe Keever, who was born and raised outside of Hebron, […]

September 10

From the desk of Pamela Carter Joern: Gathering the Short Stories of In Reach

Pamela Carter Joern’s debut novel, The Floor of the Sky (Nebraska, 2006), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and winner of the Alex Award and the Nebraska Book Award. She is also the author of The Plain Sense of Things (Nebraska, 2008) and In Reach (Nebraska, 2014), which is now available. Visit her […]