Nebraska Authors

Stephen R. Lawhead

Born 1950 Kearney, NE (USA)

Lawhead writes mythic history, fantasy and science fiction novels with a Christian sensibility. He is best known for series that explore Celtic mythology, and he reworks the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood in terms of Celtic mythology.

Places Lived

Kearney, NE
Lincoln, NE
Oxford, England

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Fantasy; Science Fiction; Mythic History; Celtic Myth


BA, 1978, University of Nebraska, Kearney
Northern Baptist Seminary
Wheaton College


Reviewer and Editor

Places Worked

Campus Life (magazine)


Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters awarded by the University of Nebraska, 2003


Married to writer, Alice Slaikeu Lawhead


After You Graduate: A Guide to Life After High School. 1978.
Rock Reconsidered. A Christian Looks at Contemporary Music. 1981.
The Dragon King trilogy:
: In the Hall of the Dragon King. 1982.
The Warlords of Nin. 1983.
The Sword and the Flame. 1984.

Dream Thief. 1983.
The Ultimate Student Handbook. 1984. (with Alice S. Lawhead)
After You Graduate: Answers: 27 Most Frequently Asked Questions. 1985.
Empyrion: The Search for Fierra. 1985.
Judge for Yourself. w/ Alice S. Lawhead. 1985.
The Phoenix Factor: Surviving and Growing Through Personal Crisis. 1985.
Turn Back the Night. 1985.
Empyrion Ii: The Siege of Dome. 1986.
Pilgrims Guide to the New Age. 1986. (with Alice S. Lawhead)
The Pendragon Cycle: Taliesin. 1987.
Merlin. 1988.
Arthur. 1989.
The Paradise Wars: Song of Albion Book 1. 1991.
The Silver Hand: Song of Albion Book 2. 1992.
Stories for the Christian Year. 1992. (with various other contributors)
The Endless Knot: Song of Albion Book 3. 1993.
The Iron Lance: The Celtic Crusades Book 1. 1998.
Up From the Ashes. (republication of The Phoenix Factor with Karl Slaid)
Avalon: The Return of King Authur. 1999.
The Mystic Rose: The Celtic Crusades Book Iii. 2001.
Patrick Son of Ireland. 2003.
Tuck. 2008.
The Spirit Well. 2012.

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