CHARTERS, Ann. American, b. 1936. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: University of Connecticut, Storrs, professor of English. Publications: A Bibliography of Jack Kerouac, 1968; Olson/Melville: A Study of Affinity, 1968; Scenes along the Road: Photographs of the Desolation Angels, 1970; Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams, 1970; Kerouac: A Biography, 1973, rev. ed., 1995; (with S. Charters) I Love, 1979; Beats and Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation, 1986; (with S. Charters) Literature and Its Writers, 1997, 3rd ed., 2003. EDITOR: The Special View of History: Charles Olson at Black Mountain College, 1970; The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Vol. 16: Beat Writers, 1983; The Story and Its Writer, 1983, 6th ed., 2002; G. Stein, Three Lives and Q.E.D., 1990; Major Writers of Short Fiction, 1992; Portable Beat Reader, 1992; Portable Kerouac Reader, 1995; Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac, Vol. I, 1995, Vol. II, 1999; The American Short Story and Its Writer, 2000; Beat Down to Your Soul, 2001; The Portable Sixties Reader, 2003. Address: Dept of English, University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269, U.S.A.