|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1933|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 2013|
Author. He will perhaps be best remembered for his penning of the futuristic short story "Rollerball Murder and Other Stories" (1973), which was made into a 1975 motion picture adaptation titled "Rollerball" starring James Caan. Born William Neal Harrison, he received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University and later attained his Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University. In 1964 he joined the staff at the University of Arkansas and a year later, he launched his writing career with the novel "The Theologian" (1965). His book "Burton and Speke" (1982) was made into a 1990 motion picture adaptation titled "Mountains of the Moon". During his tenure at the University of Arkansas, he founded their Creative Writing Program. (bio by: C.S.)
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