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Creighton University English Professor Receives 2012 Nebraska Book Award

Brent Spencer, author of Rattlesnake Daddy and professor of English at Creighton University, received the Nebraska Book Award for 2012 in the biography category for his memoir Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son's Search for His Father. The award recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers and are set in or about Nebraska.

Spencer serves as director of the graduate program in English, director of creative writing, and coordinator of the film studies minor. Spencerís Rattlesnake Daddy is a memoir where Spencer tries to solve the mystery of his fatherís life and death.

Rattlesnake Daddy is also the recipient of the Midwest Book Award from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, the Silver Award in the Book of the Year competition sponsored by ForeWord Magazine, runner-up for the New England Book Award and short-listed for the William Saroyan International Prize forWriting.

For more information on the Nebraska Book Award visit http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/awards.html