For the UALR English Department, this is J. Bradley Minnick with Facts About Fiction.
“At school he did his lessons as if they were chores only somewhat less exhausting than those around the farm.”
John Williams, writer of the novels Stoner and Augustus, for which he won The National Book Award, dressed meticulously. Daily, he adorned his 5’ 5” frame with a blazer and a cravat. Later in life, when he suffered emphysema, he supplemented his outfit with portable oxygen.