Nebraska Authors

John T. Price

Born IA (USA)

John Price writes that "I consider myself a nonfiction writer of place." He states that he has been deeply influenced by Mari Sandoz and Loren Eiseley. University of Nebraska Press includes his work in a collection of nonfiction by Nebraska writers: The Big Empty : Contemporary Nebraska Nonfiction Writers, 2007. Though he has taught at UNO for a long time, he actually lives in Iowa's Loess hills.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Iowa City, IA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Midwest and Great Plains regional writing; Literary criticism; ecology; spiritual;


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Master of Fine Arts Degree in Nonfiction Writing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


English Professor, University of Nebraska - Omaha, Omaha, NE

Places Worked

University of Nebraska - Omaha, Omaha, NE (1998-)


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 19 April 2007


Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey Into the American Grasslands. 2004.
Man Killed By Pheasant (And Other Kinships). 2008.
Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father. 2013.
The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. 2014.
All is Leaf: Essays and Transformations. 2022.

April 2007 Ames Reading Series presentation:

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