Nebraska Authors

Clay Farris Naff

Longtime Executive Director of Lincoln Literacy, Naff has had a long career as a journalist, science writer, and editor. He served as the Tokyo correspondent for The American Banker and has worked for Associated Press, United Press International (Tokyo correspondent) and has done freelance reporting for National Public Radio. More recently he has written non-fiction for teen and young adult readers. He has served as News and Public Affairs Director of KZUM, community public radio in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has written for The Humanist and is interested in science and religion.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
ENGLAND
EGYPT
Philadelphia, PA
Tokyo, JAPAN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Religion and Science; Teen and Young Adult (YA) nonfiction

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English Degree
Graduate work in law, communications, and international business

Occupation

Science and Religion correspondent, American Humanist Associaton

Places Worked

Center for Advancement of Rational Solutions
Community Action of Nebraska
United Press International
Associated Press
National Public Radio
KZUM Community Radio, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Literacy, Lincoln, NE
Humanist Magazine

Honors

National Endowment for Humanities fellowship, 1994
Raglin Media Prize for story on young smoker who contracted lung cancer, 1997
Associated Press Nebraska Broadcasters Association 1st Prize for Public Affairs for the radio series "The HIV Diaries," narrating the struggles of a young man trying to stave off AIDS, 1998

Bibliography

Barbarians Invade Tokyo. 1993.
About Face: How I Stumbled Onto Japan's Social Revolution. 1994.
It's a Miracle!?: What Modern Science Tells Us about Popular Bible Stories.2018.

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