VJ Books Presents Author Richard Bausch!
Richard Bausch was born on April 18, 1945 in Fort Benning, Georgia. He holds a B.A. from George Mason University, and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.
He has taught English and Creative Writing at George Mason University and other institutions since 1980. He was previously Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University; and Moss Chair of Excellence in the Writing Program at The University of Memphis.
Bausch's novels vary from explorations of fear and love in family life, to historical novels. He is a contributor of short stories to various periodicals, including Playboy, Harper's, Ploughshares, Narrative, Esquire, The Atlantic, The Southern Review, The Virgina Quarterly Review and The New Yorker. His work has also been represented in anthologies, including O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Short Stories.
Bausch lives in Orange City, California.
Richard Bausch Bibliography
Real Presence - 1980
- Take Me Back - 1981
- The Last Good Time - 1984
- Mr. Field's Daughter - 1989
- Violence - 1992
- Rebel Powers - 1993
- Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America, and All the Ships at Sea - 1996
- In the Night Season - 1998
- Hello To the Cannibals - 2002
- Thanksgiving Night - 2006
- Peace - 2008
- Before, During, After - 2014
- Spirits, And Other Stories - 1987
- The Fireman's Wife, And Other Stories - 1990
- Rare & Endangered Species - 1994
- Selected Stories of Richard Bausch (The Modern Library) - 1996
- Someone To Watch Over Me: Stories - 1999
- The Stories of Richard Bausch - 2003
- Wives & Lovers: 3 Short Novels - 2004
- Something is Out There - 2010
Poetry and Non-Fiction
- These Extremes, Louisiana State University Press - 2009 (a collection of poems and prose)
- 'The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction - 2005 (as editor with the late R.V. Cassill)
Richard Bausch Awards
- PEN/Malamud Award for short story excellence - 2004
- National Endowment for the Arts grant - 1982
- Guggenheim Fellowship - 1984
- Hillsdale Prize of The Fellowship of Southern Writers - 1991
- The Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award - 1992
- American Academy of Arts and Letters' Award in Literature - 1993
- He was elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 1997. He became chancellor of the Fellowship in 2007.
- Dayton Literary Peace Prize - 2009
- W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction of American Library Association
- Rea Award for The Short Story - 2013
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