Walter Stone Tevis, Jr. (1928--1985) was the author of such well-known books as The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth. Born in San Francisco, the Tevis family moved to Lexington in 1938. Walter Tevis, Jr. received a degree in English from the University of Kentucky in 1949. He taught high school English at Irvine, Hawesville, Carlisle, and Science Hill, Kentucky. Later he received a M. A. in English from the University of Kentucky and then joined the faculty at the university's Northern Kentucky Center (now N.K.U.). From 1965 until 1978 he taught creative writing at Ohio University. The interviews included in this collection are mainly with people who were students in his creative writing classes.