Robert Coover is the award-winning author of fourteen books, most recently Briar Rose (Grove, 1996) and Ghost Town (Holt, 1998). He has won fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been the recipient of the William Faulkner Award, the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award, and other honors. His other works of fiction include John s Wife, The Public Burning, Pinocchio in Venice, and Gerald s Party. He teaches writing at Brown University, with a concentration in electronic and experimental fiction, and is widely known as the guru of hypertext fiction. He divides his time between Providence, RI, London, and Barcelona.