Nebraska Authors

James C. Wilson

AKA: James Clyde Wilson

Born 1948 Roca, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE (1948-1975)
Santa Fe, NM
Cincinnati, OH

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction


Literature; Literary Scholarship; Mystery Fiction


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1971, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Master of Arts Degree, 1974, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Ph.D., 1982, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Professor of Journalism and American Literature

Places Worked

Santa Fe Reporter
University of Cincinnati


Winner, Vreeland Award for Fiction, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1974


Began Saltillo Press
Editor of Saltillo, 1972-1977
Editorial assistant for Prairie Schooner, 1972-1975


Vietnam in Prose and Film. 1982.
The Hawthorne-Melville Relationship. 1982.
The Hawthorne and Melville Friendship: An Annotated Bibliography. 1991.
Reconstructing American Literature. 1984. (Editor and contributor)
John Reed for 'The Masses'. 1987. (Introduction and biographical material by James C. Wilson)
Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture. 2001.
Weather Reports from the Autistic Front: A Father's Memoir of His Autistic Son. 2008.
Santa Fe, City of Refuge: An Improbably Memoir of the Counterculture. 2019.
Hiking New Mexico's Chaco Canyon: The Trails, the Ruins, the History. 2019.
Peyote Wolf: A Fernando Lopez Santa Fe Mystery. 2020.
Smokescreen, A Fernando Lopez Santa Fe Mystery. 2021.
Taos Gothic, A Fernando Lopez Mystery. 2021.
Ghost Canyon, A Fernando Lopez Santa Fe Mystery. 2021.
The Dead Go Fast, A Fernando Lopez Santa Fe Mystery. 2022.
Painted Skull Ranch: A Fernando Lopez Santa Fe Mystery. 2022.

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