Nebraska Authors

Randy Lee Eickhoff

Born 1945-11-27 Comanche, IA (USA)

Buried 2018-07-28
Burleson, IA

Places Lived

Comanche, IA
Valentine, NE
Lincoln, NE
El Paso, TX

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism


Fiction; Journalism; Irish-American writing


Degree, 1975, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Classics



Places Worked

Lincoln Star (May 1967- June 1975)


Served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade; was wounded and decorated for valor (Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star)
Best Novel, 2004, National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Pulitzer Prize nominee


Western Writers Hall of Fame


A Hand to Execute. 1987.
The Gombeen Man. 1992.
Exiled: The Tigua Indians of Yselta Del Sur. 1996.
The Raid. 1997.
The Fourth Horseman. 1998.
Bowie. 1998.
The Feast. 1999.
Fallon's Wake. 2000.
The Sorrows. 2000.
The Destruction of the Inn. 2001.
Return to Ithaca: A Confessional Novel. 2001.
He Stands Alone. 2002.
The Red Branch Tales. 2003.
Then Came Christmas. 2004.
And Not to Yield. 2004.
The Quick and the Dead. 2005.

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