COOVER, Robert. American, b. 1932. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Brown University, Providence, RI, distinguished professor, 1979-. Publications: The Origin of the Brunists, 1966; The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop., 1968; Pricksongs and Descants (short stories), 1969; A Theological Position (plays), 1972; The Public Burning, 1977; Hair o' the Chine, 1979; Charlie in the House of Rue, 1980; A Political Fable, 1980; Spanking the Maid, 1982; In Bed One Night and Other Brief Encounters, 1983; Gerald's Party, 1986; A Night at the Movies, 1987; Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears?, 1987; Pinocchio in Venice, 1991; John's Wife, 1996; Briar Rose, 1996; Ghost Town: A Novel, 1998.