Wrote the screenplay for the film "The Emperor's Club."
Penned the screenplay for "Blue River."
Published his first novel <i>Blue River, October</i>.
Published his first short story collection <i>Emperor of the Air</i>.
Was born in Ann Arbor while his Iowa City native family was on vacation.
Earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and practiced writing and medicine simultaneously for many years.
Is a faculty member at the Iowa University Writer's Workshop.