Brock Brower

American, 1931 - 2014

Brock Brower was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and educated at Dartmouth University, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University. He enjoyed a wide-ranging career as a writer, including stints with Esquire, Life, Harper’s Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine, ABC News, the Children’s Television Workshop, and the speechwriting team of Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. He also managed to produce his own short stories and novels, for which he received an O. Henry Prize, a National Book Award for Fiction, a National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Throughout his success, he remained devoted to his wife, fashion model and writer Ann Montgomery, and their five children.