Nebraska Authors

Timothy G. Anderson

Anderson, a 1974 University of Nebraska graduate, had a thirty year career as a journalist at newspapers in Nebraska, Missouri, Florida, and New York state. From 2005 to 2015 he taught in the University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communications. For some twenty years Anderson read, studied and published articles on John G Neihardt. His biography Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt (2016) received rave reviews from well-informed Nebraska scholars and reviewers. The book offers new perspectives on the life's work of one of Nebraska's most far-sighted, complex, and influential literary artists and scholars.

Jeff Korbelik, "'Lonesome Dreamer:' Retired UNL journalism professor offers up first Neihardt biography in nearly 40 years," Lincoln Journal-Star, 7-31-16, offers a well-informed portrait of Anderson and his work.

See also: Black Elk.

Places Lived

Oakland, NE (hometown)
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Journalism


Journalists; University of Nebraska Faculty; John G. Neihardt Biographer; Literary History; History--American West


Attended South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Bachelor of Arts in journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974


Journalism Professor

Places Worked

Oakland Independent, Oakland, NE
Albion News Weekly, Albion, NE
Seward Independent Weekly, Seward, NE
Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, NE
Omaha World-Herald, Omaha NE
Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO
Fort Myers News-Press, Fort Myers, FL
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY
New York Newsday, New York, NY
The New York Times, New York, NY


2017 Word Sender Award from the Neihardt Foundation


Speaker, 2017 Nebraska Book Festival
He credits Hilda Neihardt for aiding his research by loaning him books, letters, and video and audio recordings.


Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt. (2016)

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