Nebraska Authors

Frank Kensaku Saragosa

Born Omaha, NE

Frank Kensaku Saragosa, a former university professor who became homeless, a drug addict, and felon, won two prestigious literary awards for writing about his experiences.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
San Diego, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Homelessness; Addiction; Literary awards


Former English professor

Places Worked

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
Playwrights Project, San Diego, CA


Winner of 2 PEN America literary awards, 2022


"Ah, But Underneath" : M. Butterfly and the Geopolitics of Social Representation. 1991.
Life. In Pieces. 2022.
Caught Crossing, Caught Between - A Tale of Two Cities. (essay) 2022.

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