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In Search of the Novel: Ten Novelists

Daniel Keyes

Biography

Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Brooklyn College. He has been a merchant seaman, a ship's purser, a fiction editor, and a high school English teacher. Flowers for Algernon was first published as a magazine story in 1960 and won a Hugo Award for best short fiction. It went on to win the Nebula Award for best science fiction novel, was made into an award-winning television drama, and won an Oscar for Cliff Robertson as Best Actor in the feature film adaptation, Charly.

Keyes is also the author of The Touch and The Minds of Billy Milligan. His most recent book, Algernon, Charlie and I: A Writer's Journey, was published in February of 2000 in concert with the completion of a new made-for-television feature film entitled Flowers for Algernon.

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