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Frank Conroy (January 15, 1936 – April 6, 2005) 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 memoir Stop-Time; a collection of short stories, Midair; a novel, Body and Soul, which is regarded as one of the finest evocations of the experience of being a musician; a collection of essays and commentaries, Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Rolls On: Observations Then and Now; and a travelogue, Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket. His fiction and non-fiction appeared in such journals as The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Harper's Magazine and Partisan Review. He was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

In addition to writing, Conroy was an accomplished jazz pianist, winning a Grammy Award in 1986. His book Dogs Bark, But the Caravan Rolls On: Observations Then and Now includes articles that describe jamming with Charles Mingus and with Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. The latter session occurred when Conroy was writing about the Rolling Stones for Esquire. Conroy had arrived at a mansion for the interview, found nobody there, and eventually sat down at a grand piano and began to play. Someone wandered in, sat down at the drums, and joined in with accomplished jazz drumming; then a fine jazz bassist joined in. They turned out to be Watts and Wyman, whom Conroy did not recognize until they introduced themselves after the session.

Conroy died of colon cancer on April 6, 2005, in Iowa City, Iowa, at the age of 69.
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Total Books: 30
Un Cri Dans Le Desert
2007 - Un Cri Dans Le Desert [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070345595
ISBN-10: 2070345599
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Body And Soul
2004 - Body and Soul (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780606304979
ISBN-10: 0606304975
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Time and Tide  A Walk Through Nantucket
2004 - Time and Tide a Walk Through Nantucket [Crown Journeys] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400046591
ISBN-10: 1400046599
Genres: History, Travel
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Dogs Bark but the Caravan Rolls On Observations Then and Now
2002 - Dogs Bark But the Caravan Rolls on Observations Then and Now (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780618154685
ISBN-10: 061815468X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Body and Soul
1998 - Body and Soul (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385319867
ISBN-10: 038531986X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Body  Soul
1996 - Body Soul (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780440217893
ISBN-10: 044021789X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Body  Soul
1993 - Body Soul (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780395519462
ISBN-10: 0395519462
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Iowa Award The Best Stories from Twenty Years
1992 - The Iowa Award the Best Stories From Twenty Years [Iowa Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780877453338
ISBN-10: 0877453330
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Entre ciel et terre
1989 - Entre Ciel Et Terre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070715084
ISBN-10: 2070715086
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Midair
1986 - Midair [Contemporary American Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140089844
ISBN-10: 0140089845
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Stop-Time A Memoir
1977 - Stop-time a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780140044461
ISBN-10: 0140044469
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Body
Body (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140172225
ISBN-10: 014017222X
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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