Nebraska Authors

Carl Jonas

Born 1913-05-22 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1976-10-01
Omaha, NE

An Omaha novelist whose novel, Jefferson Selleck, was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection in 1952. He wrote a total of seven novels, mostly about aspects of life in the Midwest. He contributed land to Neale Wood nature preserve in Omaha.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Aspen, CO
New York

Author Of

  • Fiction




Phillips Exeter Academy
Governor Dummer Academy
Bachelor of Arts, 1936, Williams College


Lecturer in the English Department at Municipal University of Omaha
Free lance radio writer

Places Worked

Omaha World Herald
Chicago and New York radio programs


Emmy Gifford (sister and a well known Omaha artist)


Beachhead on the Wind. 1945.
Snowslide. 1950.
Jefferson Selleck. 1952.
Riley McCullough. 1954.
Our Revels Now Are Ended. 1957.
Lillian White Deer. 1964.
The Observatory. 1966.
A Trout in the Milk. 1972.
The Sputnik Rapist. 1973.

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