Close up of Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal

Hart Wegner

1990 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee


Hart Wegner was born in the Silesia region of Poland, and educated in Europe and at the University of Utah and Harvard University in the United States. His American works include numerous pieces of fiction in literary journals and book reviews in scholarly journals. Wegner is a professor of German, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has also served as Chair of its Film Department. In the late 1960s, he founded the free Thursday-night International Film Series at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  He received the Pushcart Prize for 1984/85 and the Charles Vanda Prize for Excellence in the Arts at UNLV in 1989. He was honored with the University of Nevada Regents' Award for Creative Activities in 1994. He also received the William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Religion & Film.