Robert Stone

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Birthday
21, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Jan 10, 2015 (77)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Jan 10, 2015 (77)

About

A National Book Award-winning American novelist, he is best known for works such as Dog Soldiers (about a heroin deal gone bad) and Children of Light. His third work, A Flag for Sunrise, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in the early 1980s.

Before Fame

He dropped out of high school and spent four years in the Navy. Later, he studied at both New York University and Stanford University.

Trivia

He received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City and lived in an orphanage for a time after being raised during his early childhood years by a schizophrenic mother.

Associated With

His novel, Dog Soldiers, was made into Who'll Stop the Rain, a film starring Nick Nolte.

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