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(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Pat Conroy is known principally for his novels. His earliest published work, The Boo, is a collection of sketches about one of his college teachers; it was self-published in 1970. Two nonfiction books, The Water Is Wide (1972) and My Losing Season (2002), are autobiographical. He is also coauthor, with Suzanne Williamson Pollak, of The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life (2004). His interest in regional cuisines of the American South is evidenced by his contributing introductory material for several cookbooks by southern chefs. Others who have included his introductory remarks in their works. Conroy cowrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film The Prince of Tides (1991), which is based on his 1986 novel.