Plains Writers Series: Fiction
Featuring Omaha authors Leo Adam Biga and Kevin Simonson.
For more information, contact Chad Christensen at 402-375-7118.
About the Authors
Leo Adam Biga
Author-journalist-blogger Leo Adam Biga resides in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. His articles appear in various newspapers and magazines as well as on his popular blog, leoadambiga.com, and Facebook page, My Inside Stories. He was also the 2015 recipient of the Andy Award for international journalism from his alma mater, the University of Nebraska at Omaha. That grant supported his reporting mission to Uganda and Rwanda, Africa in the company of professional world boxing Terence Crawford of Omaha and Pipeline Worldwide director Jamie Nollette. Biga is the author of several books, including Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film, now available in a second edition, and Crossing Bridges: A Priest's Uplifting Life Among the Downtrodden. His latest book is Nebraska Methodist College at 125: Scaling New Heights – a history of the Omaha-based college of nursing and allied health.
Kevin P. Simonson interviewed Hunter S. Thompson, the legendary inventor of "Gonzo" journalism, for The Village Voice, SPIN, Hustler, the Aspen Daily Times, and Penthouse and his book "Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson" was a Nonfiction Bestseller at "Book Soup" (Hollywood's largest independent bookstore). Simonson has also written for Rolling Stone, Boys' Life, and Thrasher. Last year, Hustler published Simonson's controversial interview with novelist Kurt Vonnegut in which he called Bob Dylan "the worst poet alive" and the story was picked up by The New York Post, Esquire, and Entertainment Weekly.