Nebraska Authors

Ivy Harper

Born 1952 Grand Island, NE (USA)

Freelance journalist and writer, Harper was largely finished with her biography of Bob Kerry before he decided to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President.

Places Lived

Grand Island, NE
York, NE
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Washington D.C.
Bethesda, MD

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Music and Audio
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Journalism; Politics-Bob Kerrey; Fiction; Creative Nonfiction; Poetry; Song Writer.


Creighton University, Omaha
BA in Journalism and Political Science, 1985, University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Freelance Writer

Places Worked

Newspaper, York, NE
Former Rep. John Cavanaugh, Capitol Hill
New York Times
American Politics Magazine
The Potomac
Maryland Gazette


William Randolph Hearst Award
William Allen White Award, Sigma Delta Chi--Regional Award


Sister of Colleen Aageson
University of Nebraska Journalism and Political Science departments


Waltzing Matilda: The Life and Times of Nebraska Senator Robert Kerrey. 1992.
A Change for All Seasons: A History of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. 2009.

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