Jonis Agee is the author of twelve books, including five collections of short fiction, six novels, and a book of poetry. Three of her books — Bend This Heart, Sweet Eyes, and Strange Angels— were named New York Times Notable Books.
She has been awarded fellowships for writing from the National Endowment for the Arts in Literature, the Loft-McKnight, the Minnesota Arts Board, and the Nebraska Humanities Council. She has been given The John Gardner Fiction Award, the Mark Twain Award for Contributions to Midwestern Fiction, the AWP George Garrett Award for Service to Literature, two Nebraska Book Awards, and Foreword Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Book of Fiction and the Gold Medal for Fiction.
She currently teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives in Omaha on the bluffs above the Missouri River with her husband, where they have recently founded a literary press, Brighthorse Books, publishing fiction and poetry books. Her newest novel, The Bones of Paradise, is an epic, western saga set in the Sandhills of Nebraska. It was published in 2016 by William Morrow and was selected as the 2017 "Omaha Reads" pick. More about her at http://jonisagee.com/.
Agee will have a selection of her books available for purchase and signing at the Writer's Workshop. Cash and check accepted.