Nebraska Authors

Dean Fales

Born 1897-03-09 Emerson, NE (USA)

Died 1965-03-09

Emerson, NE (USA)
Rose Hill Cemetery

The author's short story, "Solo on the Cornet", was published in Story, March 1935, which put him on the l936 Honor Roll of Best Short Stories but not in its collection for the year. His first novel, Bill Byron, is set in a stockyard town which is identifiable as Omaha.

Places Lived

Emerson, NE
Ponca, NE
Washington, D.C.
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction


Short Stories; novels; fiction


High School Diploma, Ponca High School, Ponca, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Corporal in Army Air Force

Places Worked

Reed Printing Company, Omaha, NE


Bill Myron. 1927.
Village Virgin. 1931.
Bachelor of Arts. 1932.
College Humor. 1933. (film starring Bing Crosby and Loretta Young; story was written by Dean Fales)

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