Novelist, memoirist, short story writer, and essayist Frank Conroy was director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for eighteen years. His first book, Stop-Time, a novelistic memoir that shaped the genre for later writers, was published to great acclaim in 1967 and has never gone out of print. Frank’s other works include a story collection, Midair; a novel, Body and Soul; a collection of essays, Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Rolls On; and a book about his longtime island home, Nantucket: Time and Tide. He was an accomplished jazz pianist and once played with the Rolling Stones. He died in Iowa City in April 2005.