Robert James Waller (born Aug. 1, 1939, Rockford, Iowa) is an American author, also known for his work as a photographer and musician. Waller received his BA and MA degrees from University of Northern Iowa where he began teaching management & economics after receiving PhD in business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, and became a full professor in 1977 . Waller became dean of the College of Business in 1980 & retired from that position in 1986.
Several of his books have been on the New York Times bestseller list including 1992’s The Bridges of Madison County which was the top best-seller in 1993. Both that novel and his 1995’s novel, Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, have been made into motion pictures. Waller currently resides in Texas.
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