Bob Nelson is an American screenwriter and nominee for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) at the 86th Academy Awards for writing Nebraska, which was directed by Alexander Payne and released in 2013.
Nelson was a cast member and writer on the Seattle sketch comedy TV show Almost Live! in the 1990s.
Nelson won the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Nebraska.
He currently lives on Whidbey Island in Washington State with his wife. In 2014, the Seattle-based alternative popular newspaper The Stranger nominated him for a Stranger Genius Award.