Theodore Wheeler, fiction* (Omaha)

Theodore Wheeler is author of the novels In Our Other Lives and Kings of Broken Things, and a collection of short stories, Bad Faith. A current National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellow, he has been recognized with a Marianne Russo Award from the Key West Literary Seminar, a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, and was a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the creative writing program at Creighton University, where he currently teaches. He covers a civil-law and politics beat for a national news service, co-directs Omaha Lit Fest, and sidelines as a bookseller for the Dundee Book Company roving book cart, one of the world’s smallest bookstores. His latest novel, In Our Other Lives, which is largely set in Omaha, contemplates domestic spying and how we experience heartbreak in a world where privacy is often obsolete. He lives in Omaha with his wife and their two daughters.