Conger Beasley, Jr.
Conger Beasley, Jr., has published two novels and three collections of short ﬁction. A nonﬁction work, We Are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee, won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for the best contemporary nonﬁction book published in 1995. An earlier nonﬁction work, Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual (1990), won the Thorpe Menn Award for the best book published by a Kansas City writer. In 1991 he was given the World Hunger Media Award for journalism for his three-part series “Of Pollution and Poverty” in the former Buzzworm magazine.