JAY NEUGEBOREN is the author of thirteen books, including the nationally acclaimed memoir, Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival, two collections of award-winning stories (Corky's Brother and Don't Worry About the Kids) and two prize-winning novels, The Stolen Jew and Before My Life Began.

His stories and essays have appeared widely (in The Atlantic, Tikkun, GQ, Sport, The American Scholar, et al), and have been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards.

His screenplay for The Hollow Boy, which premiered on American Playhouse, has won many honors, including top prize at the Houston International Film Festival. He is the recipient of numerous other awards and fellowships, including grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and is the only author to have won six consecutive Syndicated Fiction Prizes.

His most recent book, Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness (1999), is a winner of a "Ken" 2000 Book Award from the New York City/Metro Chapter of The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. A new book, Open Heart: A Patient's Story of Life Saving Medicine and Life Giving Friendship, will be published early in 2003, and a new edition of IMAGINING ROBERT, with an Afterword by Jay Neugeboren, will be published by Rutgers University press in March, 2003.

He was Professor and Writer-in-Residence for many years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has taught at other universities, including Columbia, Stanford, Indiana, and Freiburg (Germany).

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