Best-selling author Amor Towles will deliver the 28th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, October 10 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center. “From Moscow to the Lincoln Highway: An Evening with Amor Towles” is presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN, as the culminating event of Humanities Week, a celebration of HN’s 50th anniversary year. UMB Bank and Union Pacific are co-sponsors.

Amor Towles’ talk will be based on his three New York Times best- sellers: “The Lincoln Highway” (2021), “A Gentleman in Moscow” (2016) and “Rules of Civility” (2011). His first book, “Rules of Civility,” was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011 and has been translated into over 15 languages.

Co-chaired by HN board members Mike Homa and Ana Lopez Shalla, both of Omaha, the lecture will be free and open to the public. A benefit event prior to the free lecture raises important funds for HN’s statewide programs. Invitations will be mailed later this summer. For information regarding sponsorships, please contact Heather Thomas at For more information about Amor Towles, please visit

Humanities Nebraska is a statewide nonprofit that is celebrating 50 years of helping people explore what connects us and makes us human. HN is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, an appropriation from the Nebraska Legislature, private donations and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit for more information.