Frank Conroy





Frank Conroy

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born
in New York, The United States
January 15, 1936

died
April 06, 2005

gender
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Frank Conroy was an American author, born in New York, New York to an American father and a Danish mother. He published five books, including the highly acclaimed memoir Stop-Time, published in 1967, which ultimately made Conroy a noted figure in the literary world. The book was nominated for the National Book Award.
Conroy graduated from Haverford College, and was director of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa for 18 years, from 1987 until 2005, where he was also F. Wendell Miller Professor. He was previously the director of the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts from 1982–1987.
Conroy's published works included: the moving memoir Stop-Time; a collection of short stories, Midair; a novel,...more


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Body and Soul
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,355 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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Stop-Time
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,154 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Midair: Stories
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Time and Tide: A Walk Throu...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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The Eleventh Draft: Craft a...
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Dogs Bark, but the Caravan ...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Iowa Award: The Best St...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Stop-Time: A Memoir
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Cri Dans Le Desert
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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Please Don't Take My Sunshi...
2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1967
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“I could not resist the clarity of the world in books, the incredibly satisfying way in which life became weighty and accessible. Books were reality. I hadn't made up my own mind about my own life, a vague, dreamy affair, amorphous and dimly perceived, without beginning or end.”
Frank Conroy, Stop-time

“The author makes a tacit deal with the reader. You hand them a backpack. You ask them to place certain things in it — to remember, to keep in mind — as they make their way up the hill. If you hand them a yellow Volkswagen and they have to haul this to the top of the mountain — to the end of the story — and they find that this Volkswagen has nothing whatsoever to do with your story, you're going to have a very irritated reader on your hands.”
Frank Conroy

“La mauvaise musique est jouée tous les jours, la bonne ignorée.”
Frank Conroy, Body and Soul
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