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.
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.
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.
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,
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).