Morgan, Robert: - Robert Morgan is a prolific and award-winning author of over twenty titles including poetry, fiction, history, and biography. His poetry titles include October Crossing, Topsoil Road, The Strange Attractor: New and Selected Poems, and Groundwork. Winner of the James G. Hanes Poetry Prize from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry Magazine, he has also received the Southern Book Award for his novel Gap Creek and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His nonfiction book, Boone: A Biography, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and winner of the Kentucky Book Award. A native of western North Carolina, he is a 2010 inductee into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Since 1971 he has taught at Cornell University, where is he Kappa Alpha Professor of English.