Nebraska Authors

Meghan Daum

Born Palo Alto, CA (USA)

Bi-coastal cosmopolitan writer Daum moved to Nebraska in 1999, and moved on to Los Angeles in 2003. She wrote The Quality of Life Report, 2003 while a Nebraska resident.

Places Lived

Palo Alto, CA
Ridgewood, NJ
Manhattan, NY
Raymond, NE
Lincoln, NE
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Essays; Nebraska Subjects; Memoirs; Creative Non-fiction


Bachelor's degree in English, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Columbia University, New York, NY



Places Worked

California Institute for the Arts
Los Angeles Times


Guggenheim Fellowship in General Nonfiction, 2015
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, 2016


My Misspent Youth: Essays. 2001.
The Quality of Life Report. 2003.
Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House. 2010.
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. 2014.
Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed. 2015.

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