Daniel Keyes





Daniel Keyes


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
August 09, 1927

Died
June 15, 2014

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Daniel Keyes was an American author best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000.

Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. At age 17, he joined the U.S. Maritime Service as ship's purser. He obtained a B.A. in psychology from Brooklyn College, and after a stint in fashion photography (partner in a photography studio), earned a Master's Degree in English and American Literature at night while teaching English in New York City public schools during the day and writing weekends.

In the early 1950s, he was editor of the pulp magazine Marvel Science Fiction for publisher Marti
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More books by Daniel Keyes…
“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

“Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

“Now I understand that one of the important reasons for going to college and getting an education is to learn that the things you've believed in all your life aren't true, and that nothing is what it appears to be.”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Polls

October 2014 New School Poll

 
  27 votes, 20.1%

1925, The Trial by Franz Kafka, pages 276
 
  21 votes, 15.7%

 
  12 votes, 9.0%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, pages 305
 
  10 votes, 7.5%

 
  10 votes, 7.5%

 
  9 votes, 6.7%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  8 votes, 6.0%

1966, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, pages 311
 
  7 votes, 5.2%

1957, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, pages 220
 
  5 votes, 3.7%

 
  5 votes, 3.7%

 
  5 votes, 3.7%

1974, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow, pages 336
 
  4 votes, 3.0%

1952, The Birds by Daphne du Maurier, pages 75
 
  4 votes, 3.0%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

1980. Aztec by Gary Jennings, pages 754
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1903, The Ambassadors by Henry James, pages 528
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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