Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Daniel Curley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1918 in East Bridgeport, Massachusetts


Illinois Connection

Curley lived in Urbana and taught at the University of Illinois. Rober Ebert was one of his students.

Biographical and Professional Information

An educator and editor as well as an author, Daniel Curley was a novelist and short story writer who won O. Henry and Flannery O'Connor awards as well as several arts council awards for his work. An English professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1955 until his death, he had previously taught at Syracuse University and at Plattsburgh State Teachers College. Curley died as a result of an automobile accident while on vacation in Florida.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction , ''Living With Snakes''