JONIS AGEE is a writer of short stories, novels, and screenplays. She was educated at The University of Iowa (BA) and The State University of New York at Binghamton (MA, PhD) Among her many awards are an NEA grant in Fiction, a Loft-McKnight Award, and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction. Three of her books were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her newest novel, The Weight of Dreams, won the Nebraska Book Award for 2000. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at The University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Published works include the novels South of Resurrection, Strange Angels, The Weight of Dreams, and Sweet Eyes; the poetry book Houses; and the short story collections Pretend We've Never Met, Bend This Heart, A .38 Special and a Broken Heart, Taking the Wall, and Acts of Love on Indigo Road.