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Frank Conroy, a popular American author, was born on January 15, 1936, and died on April 6, 2005. A famous American author, he wrote many books. In addition to the highly acclaimed memoir Stop-Time, he published five other books. With the publication of this work in 1967, Conroy became a prominent literary figure. National Book Award nominations were received for the book. As a professor at the University of Iowa and director of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop for 18 years between 1987 and 2005, Conroy graduated from Haverford College.
Frank Conroy Career:
1967: One of Conroy's published works is the memoir Stop-Time; two of his short stories are published, and the third is a collection of poems.
From 1982-1987: Frank Conroy was the director of the National Endowment for the Arts literature program.
1986: Conroy was also a jazz pianist, winning a Grammy Award for liner notes.
2005: 69-year-old Conroy passed away from colon cancer in Iowa City, Iowa. As a tribute to him, the Iowa Writers' Workshop named the Frank Conroy Reading Room in its Dey House home.
In Mentor: A Memoir, Tom Grimes, Conroy's former Iowa Writers Workshop student, and longtime friend, writes about him.
Frank Conroy Unknown Trivia Fact:
His name was added to the French government's Order of Arts and Letters.