Born in New York, Daniel Keyes received his B.A. in psychology from Brooklyn College. After earning his license to teach and his M.A. degree, Keyes left New York to teach creative writing at Wayne State University. Keyes's Nebula award-winning first novel, Flowers for Algernon, has seen phenomenal success. It has never gone out of print in paperback or hardcover and is widely studied in schools and colleges around the world. The novel about a thirty-two year old man named Charlie Gordon and a mouse named Algernon was adapted as a stage play, developed as a dramatic musical, and transformed into a movie for which Cliff Robertson won a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in the title role of "Charly." Keyes has published three other novels since Flowers for Algernon, The Touch, which explores the human tragedy that results from a radiation accident; The Fifth Sally, a novel that focuses on multiple personality disorder; and Until Death, a tale of a double homicide in Florida. Keyes's three nonfiction books include The Minds of Billy Milligan, The Milligan Wars: A True-Story Sequel, and Unveiling Claudia. In 1988, Brooklyn College awarded Keyes its "Distinguished Alumnus Medal of Honor." On extended leave from Ohio University where he was a Professor of English and Creative Writing, Keyes has lectured at more than 60 universities across the country.