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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert C. Bray  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1944 in Pittsburg, Kansas


Illinois Connection

Bray lives in Bloomington, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bray graduated from the University of Chicago, with his M.A. in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1971. He is the R. Forrest Colwell Professor of American Literature, at Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.

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-- Illinois Humanities Council Essay Grant (1983) Elected to Membership, Society of Midland Authors (1986) R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair in American Literature (1986) Who’s Who in America (1994) Winner of the inaugural Saddlebag Selection of the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church for the best book on American Methodism (2006) for ''Peter Cartwright