OLIVER, Bill. American, b. 1949. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, assistant professor of English, 1983-87; University of Texas at San Antonio, assistant professor of English, 1987-91; Washington and Lee University, visiting professor, 1991- 96; Writing Center, Virginia Military Institute, director, 1996-; writer. Publications: Women and Children First (short stories), 1998; (ed., with B. Lyons) Passion and Craft: Conversations with Notable Writers, 1998. Address: 205 White St., Lexington, VA 24450, U.S.A.