Ken Kesey (1935-2001) was born and raised in Oregon. He studied at Stanford with Wallace Stegner, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Scowcroft, and Frank O'Connor after graduating from the University of Oregon. His first work, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, was released in 1962. In 1964, he published his second novel, Occasionally a Wonderful Notion. Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, and Caverns (co-written with O.