Discipline: Literature – fiction

Daniel Keyes

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Beverly Hills, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 1967

Daniel Keyes (8/9/1927-6/15/2014) was an American writer who was born in New York City into a Jewish family. He attended New York University briefly before joining the United States Maritime Service at age 17. He returned to New York afterward to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brooklyn College. Upon graduation, he joined the company, Magazine Management, and eventually became an editor for Marvel Science Stories and began writing for Atlas Comics, the precursor of Marvel. Keyes went on become an associate editor and staff writer for Journey into Unknown Worlds. He wrote for EC Comics until branching out to publish short stories and eventually a novel, Flowers for Algernon. He later taught creative writing at Wayne State University and Ohio University, where he was honored as a professor emeritus in 2000. Keyes is the recipient of the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Kurd Lasswitz Award, the Seiun Non-Fiction Award, the Author Emeritus Award, and a lifetime achievement award.



Daniel Keyes worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near Union Street, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved to its current location, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery…

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