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2012 Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature: $5,000 Distinguished Artist Award
Timothy Schaffert is the author of four novels: The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters (winner of the Nebraska Book Award), The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God (Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection), Devils in the Sugar Shop (New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice) and The Coffins of Little Hope (Indie Next pick), all published by Unbridled Books. The New York Times called him “a very American Alexander McCall Smith,” and his work has received favorable reviews from Washington Post, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Studio 360, NPR’s Morning Edition, and several other publications and broadcasts across the country. He is on the faculty of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and lives in Omaha, where he directs the (downtown) omaha lit fest. His fifth novel, The Swan Gondola, is forthcoming from Riverhead/Penguin.