Nebraska Authors

Hugh J. Reilly

Born 1955 Omaha, NE (USA)

Reilly wrote the foreword to Letters From the Front by Bob Kerrey. Reilly has had numerous articles in a variety of publications. His father, Robert T. Reilly is a noted author and Professor. Hugh Reilly is currently Vice-President of Nebraska Writers Guild (October 1999).

Places Lived

Omaha, NE: 1955-79, 1990-99-?
Ft. Collins, CO
Greeley, CO
Castle Rock,CO
Estes Park, CO
Chicago, IL
Annapolis, MD
Tucson, AR

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Boys Town; War Correspondence; Articles; Short stories; Poems; Non-Fiction books; Advertising Copywriting


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism, 1978, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Master of Arts Degree in Communications, 1997, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE


Freelance Writer
Public Relations Writing Instructor

Places Worked

Boys Town Donor Services, Director
Newspaper room
University of Nebraska-Omaha (Public Relations Writing instructor)


Pinnacle Award (American Marketing Association), 1993
Elton S. Carter Award, 1997
Best Thesis Writing for University of Nebraska-Omaha graduates, 1997


Boys Town: A Photographic History. 1992.
Letters From the Front: Boys Town on the Battlefield From Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf. Co-author with Terry L. Hyland, 1995.
Father Flanagan of Boys Town: A Man of Vision. 2009.
The Frontier Newspapers and the Coverage of the Plains Indian Wars. 2010.
Historic Omaha: An Illustrated History of Omaha and Douglas County. 2011.

Numerous articles on historical subjects.

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