Frank Conroy

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Birthday
15, 1936
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 6, 2005 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1936
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 6, 2005 (69)

About

An American author, he is remembered for his acclaimed memoir Stop-Time, which was nominated for the National Book Award. His other works include Midair (a short story collection) and Body and Soul (a novel).

Before Fame

He worked as the director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa for 18 years.

Trivia

He was a jazz pianist as well as a writer. In 1986 he received a Grammy Award for his jazz liner notes.

Family Life

He married Maggie Lee. Born in New York, he died of colon cancer in Iowa at the age of sixty-nine.

Associated With

In his book Dogs Bark, But the Caravan Rolls On: Observations Then and Now, Conroy describes playing jazz alongside Charles Mingus.