Nebraska Authors

Richard Duggin

Born Wellesley, MA (USA)

Places Lived

Wellesley, MA
Durham, NH
Iowa City, IA
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction




Bachelor's degree in English, 1961, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Master's degree in Fine Arts in Fiction Writing, University of Iowa Writing Workshop, Iowa City, IA


Professor of Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Founder of the University of Nebraska, Omaha Writer's Workshop

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 15 January 1987
He has won fiction awards from Playboy and Kansas Quarterly
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Has been cited in Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology for his work
Nominated for the Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Award from the University of Georgia Press


Music Box Treaty. 1982.
Why Won't You Talk to Me?. 2011.

He has published a number of short stories in such magazines as:
Kansas Quarterly
Beliot Fiction Journal
Laurel Review

January 1987 Ames Reading Series presentation:

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