Robert Stone (1937-2015) was born in Brooklyn. He was the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, the National Book Award–winning Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate,
and Bay of Souls
. He has also written short stories, essays, and screenplays, and published a short story collection, Bear and His Daughter
, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.