Carson Vaughan is a freelance journalist and the author of Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Outside and more. He's currently working on his second book, a travelogue through the Nebraska Sandhills, for W.W. Norton & Company.
Less studied than Mari Sandoz; less sentimental than Bess Streeter Aldrich; more playful than Willa Cather and Wright Morris, too; Mignon Good Eberhart landed somewhere beyond Nebraska’s literary canon. Perhaps somewhere behind.