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5 Questions with: Rebecca Rotert [author]

5 Questions with: Rebecca Rotert [author]

Omaha born and raised singer, writer and now published author Rebecca Rotert released her first novel, Last Night at the Blue Angel, over the summer. She is a participating author at this weekend’s (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest and will join Rainbow Rowell for a discussion on Mixtapes and Jazz Standards. Other authors taking part in … Continue reading

5 Questions with: Mark Langan [author]

5 Questions with: Mark Langan [author]

In 1978, at the ripe age of 18, author Mark Langan made history by becoming the youngest police officer ever hired by the Omaha Police Department. During his 26 years on the force, you can imagine the stories and experiences he garnered. “From the time I can remember I wanted to be a police officer,” … Continue reading

5 Questions with: Timothy Schaffert [author]

5 Questions with: Timothy Schaffert [author]

Omaha-based author and local literary favorite Timothy Schaffert will release his latest novel, The Swan Gondola, next week. The writer’s fifth novel is a love story set during the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, or Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. To celebrate the launch of his book, Schaffert will visit Omaha Public Library’s W. Dale Clark Main Library … Continue reading

5 Questions with: Leo Adam Biga [journalist]

5 Questions with: Leo Adam Biga [journalist]

Omaha journalist and author Leo Adam Biga will make the Omaha Public Library rounds this November to discuss his new book, Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film. The 2013 release is based on Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Alexander Payne, also an Omaha native. Biga, a writer for more than 25 years, writes about the people, businesses … Continue reading

5 Questions with: Rainbow Rowell [author]

5 Questions with: Rainbow Rowell [author]

Homegrown author and former Omaha World-Herald columnist Rainbow Rowell’s newest release Eleanor & Park has garnered impressive praise from respected publications. The New York Times‘ John Green reviewed, “Its observational precision and richness make for very special reading.” Publishers Weekly wrote, “Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution maintains the novel’s delicate balance of light … Continue reading