Daniel Keyes( August 9, 1927 - June 15, 2014 )
Daniel Keyes was an American writer best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000.
Keyes was born in New York City, New York. He attended New York University briefly before joining the United States Maritime Service at 17, working as a ship's purser on oil tankers. Afterward he returned to New York and in 1950 received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brooklyn College.
A month after graduation, Keyes joined publisher Martin Goodman's magazine company, Magazine Management. He eventually became editor of their pulp magazine Marvel Science Stories after editor Robert O. Erisman, and began writing for the company's comic-book...