Kloefkorn Writers Series to feature Nebraska author

  • Timothy Schaffert headshot
  • Timothy Schaffert headshot

Timothy Schaffert will deliver the William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Schaffert works as a professor of English and director of creative writing for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has written multiple novels, including The Perfume Thief, Devils in the Sugar Shop and The Coffins of Little Hope.  Schaffert has received several awards for his works, like the Nebraska Book Award for The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters and the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers award for The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God. His novel The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters is currently in development as a feature film. The film and novel showcases two traumatized sisters who embark on separate journeys to solve their mysterious father's death and their mother's abandonment.

William Kloefkorn taught English at Nebraska Wesleyan for 35 years from 1962 to 1997. He died in May 2011.

The event is free and open to the public.