Theodore Wheeler

Nebraska, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2006

Theodore Wheeler is the author of four books, most recently the novel The War Begins in Paris. His writing has been featured in The Southern ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewBoulevardNarrativeLitHub, and many more journals. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, and Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. He has received residencies and support from institutions including the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, AWP Intro Journals Award, Nebraska Book Awards. For fourteen years Theodore worked as a journalist who covered law and politics, including the last two presidential elections, and he now teaches writing in the English Department at Creighton University. He is also director of Omaha Lit Fest and, with his wife, operates Dundee Book Company, an independent neighborhood bookshop.


Twitter Username: @theodorewheeler


  • The War Begins in Paris , Little, Brown & Co. (November 14, 2023)
  • In Our Other Lives , Little A (March 3, 2020)
  • Kings of Broken Things , Little A (August 1, 2017)
  • Bad Faith , Queen's Ferry Press (July 12, 2016)


  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(2020)
  • Marianne Russo Award, Key West Literary Seminar(2014)
  • Intro Journals Award, Fiction, AWP(2015)
  • Tarcher/Penguin Top Artist Contest(2012)
  • Schiff Prize in Prose, The Cincinnati Review(2010)
  • Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers, Boulevard(2008)


  • Resident Assistant Professor at Creighton University (August 2021 - )


  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Creighton University (May 2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (May 2005)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Creighton University (May 2015)

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