Virtual Author Series: Jonis Agee

Virtual Author Series: Jonis Agee

Virtual (hosted by the National Willa Cather Center)
July 14, 2022

Mark your calendars for this discussion with Jonis Agee about her book, The Bones of Paradise. This multigenerational family saga takes place shortly after the Wounded Knee Massacre, in the Nebraska Sandhills. Winner of the One Book One Nebraska award for 2022, the novel highlights the difficulties of settling a harsh environment while navigating the unpredictable people within it. Register for the event here and you can also purchase a copy of the novel online or in person from our National Willa Cather Center Bookstore.

This author series event is made possible by generous donor support as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. NEH is committed to Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP). 

About the Author

Jonis Agee was born and raised in Nebraska and Missouri, where many of her stories and novels are set. In all, she is the author of thirteen books, including five novels, five collections of short fiction, and two books of poetry. She's also the Adele Hall Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches creative writing and twentieth-century fiction. Agee's novels include The Weight of DreamsSouth of ResurrectionSweet Eyes, and The River Wife, which is about five generations of women who experience love, heartbreak, passion, and deceit against the backdrop of the nineteenth-century South. Her most recent novel, The Bones of Paradise, was selected as the 2022 One Book One Nebraska title by the Nebraska Center for the Book.