Richard Duggin

Nebraska, United States

Richard Duggin is founder of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Writer's Workshop, a four year BFA degree program in creative writing, and of the low-residency University of Nebraska Omaha MFA in Writing  program. He has taught fiction writing at UNO for the past fifty years. He was raised in New England and received his BA degree in literature and writing from the University of New Hampshire.  He holds the MFA degree in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

         Duggin's published work includes a novel, The Music Box Treaty, and a collection of his  stories, Why Won't You Talk To Me? A number of his short stories have appeared in such periodicals as Beloit Fiction Journal, Laurel Review, The Sun, Playboy, and elsewhere.  His work has been cited by Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Playboy Magazine Best Fiction.  He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Merit Awards, and he has been awarded several artist's residencies at Ragdale, Yaddo and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.


  • The Music Box Treaty , Wayne State College Press (December 2011)
  • Why Won't You Talk To Me? Selected Stories , Outskirts Press; Amazon Kindle (November 2011)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English Lit & Creative Writing from University of New Hampshire (June 1961)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Children's literature