Robert Coover

Robert Coover (Charlie in the House of Rue) is the author of fourteen books, including A Night At the Movies (includes the story "Charlie in the House of Rue" on which the play is based), Briar Rose, The Universal Baseball Association, Inc. : J. Henry Waugh, Prop., and the collection of plays A Theological Position. He has received numerous awards, including the William Faulkner Award for best first novel (Origin of the Brunists), the Brandeis citation for fiction, three Obie Awards, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and he has been nominated for a National Book Award for his novel The Public Burning. Mr. Coover has held teaching positions at Bard College, the University of Iowa, Princeton University, and Brown University, where since 1980 he has been professor of English and where he teaches creative writing.