Nebraska Authors

Ross Benes

Born 1989 David City, NE

Benes is an author, journalist, and research analyst who has written for Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian Magazine, The Nation, Business Insider, Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and many other publications.

Places Lived

Brainard, NE
Lincoln, NE
Detroit, MI
New York, NY
Tarrytown, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Political Science;
Nebraska--Politics and Government


Bachelor degrees in economics, journalism, and psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Nebraska Book Award, 2018


The Sex Effect, retitled Turned On. 2017.
Sex Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Shocking, Scandalous, and Incredibly Bizarre Sex Facts. 2019.
Rural Rebellion. 2021.

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