Robert James Waller

Robert James Waller

Birth
Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa, USA
Death 10 Mar 2017 (aged 77)
Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 177175069 · View Source
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Author. Known for his bestselling novel "Bridges of Madison County" (1992), which was made into a 1995 motion picture adaptation starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Born in the small Midwestern town of Rockford, Iowa, his father was the proprietor of a produce and dairy business, his mother was a homemaker. Waller attended the University of Northern Iowa and later Indiana University from where he attained his doctorate. He served as an Economics professor at the University of Norther Iowa from 1968 until 1991. A trip with a friend for which included taking pictures of backroads and covered bridges inspired him to write his work "The Bridges of Madison County". Among his other books include "A Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend" (1993) and "A Thousand Country Roads" (2002). He died of complications from multiple myeloma.

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