Nebraska Authors

Barbara Emrys

Born 1946 (USA)

Places Lived

Phoenix, AZ
Chicago, IL
Tallahassee, FL
Kearney, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Poetry


Essays; Short Stories


Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts Degree, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Assistant Professor of English
Co-Director, Fort Kearney Summer Writer's Conference, Kearney, NE

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE


Mary Roberts Reinhart Award in Nonfiction, 1997 for "Another Writer's Beginnings"
Twice received awards in the World's Best Short Story Contest


"In Caracas with Eva Luna" in Prairie Schooner.
"Picnicking at the Black Lagoon" in Short Story.
"Thumbelina's Condo and Other Tales of the Tiny Life" in Happy.
Wild Women Don't Get the Blues. 1977.
At the Magic Shop. 1981.
Sacred Ground: Writing About Home. 1997. (contributor)

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