Nebraska Authors

Casey Pycior

Born Kansas City (USA)

Casey Pycior grew up in Kansas City and earned advanced degrees in creative writing from Wichita State University and the University of Nebraska. His stories, published in numerous literary magazines and in his debut collection The Spoils, often portray Midwestern men struggling with questions of masculinity, fatherhood, and the consequences of their bad decisions. On being considered a "Midwestern" writer, he said, "I’m of the mind that all of us are, at least in part, products of our respective places," and, "I’m happy—proud, even—to be considered a Midwestern writer."

Places Lived

Kansas City
Evansville, IN
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction


Short stories


MFA in Fiction Writing, Wichita State University
PhD in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern Indiana
Fiction Editor, Southern Indiana Review

Places Worked

University of Southern Indiana
Southern Indiana Review


2015 Charles Johnson Fiction Prize, Crab Orchard Review


The Spoils: Stories. 2017.

Work published in Beloit Fiction Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Harpur Palate, BULL, Wigleaf, Yalobusha Review, and others.

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