Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
1943 – Born on August 3rd in New York City.
1972 – Wrote the novel Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer, 1943-1954, by Jeffrey Cartwright.
1975 – Won a Prix Médicis étranger for Edwin Mullhouse biography.
1996 – Wrote the novel Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer.
1997 – Won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Martin Dressler. The Tale of an American Dreamer.
– Also wrote novels "Portrait of a Romantic" and the short story collection "The Knife Thrower: And Other Stories".
2006 – He is currently a professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.