Frederick Busch

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Frederick Busch (August 1, 1941 – February 23, 2006) was an American writer. Busch was a master of the short story and one of America's most prolific writers of fiction long and short.

Busch was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Muhlenberg College and earned a master's degree from Columbia. He was professor emeritus of literature at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York from 1966 to 2003. He won numerous awards, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award in 1986 and the PEN/Malamud Award in 1991. He died in Manhattan, New York City, aged 64.

He is the father of actor Benjamin Busch.

Honours and awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • I Wanted A Year Without Fall: A Novel Calder & Boyars London (1971)
  • Manual Labor: A Novel (1974)
  • Breathing Trouble (1974)
  • Domestic Particulars (1976)
  • The Mutual Friend (1978)
  • Rounds (1980)
  • Take This Man (1981)
  • Invisible Mending: A Novel (1984)
  • Sometimes I Live in the Country (1986)
  • Closing Arguments (1988)
  • War Babies (1989)
  • Harry and Catherine (2000)
  • Long Way From Home (1993)
  • Girls: A Novel (1997)
  • The Night Inspector (1999)
  • A Memory of War (2003)
  • North: A Novel (2005) (sequel to Girls)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Hardwater Country: Stories (1979)
  • Too Late American Boyhood Blues: Ten Stories (1984)
  • Absent Friends (1989)
  • Children in the Woods: New and Selected Stories (1994)
  • Don't Tell Anyone: Short Stories and a Novella (2000)
  • Rescue Missions (2006)
  • The Stories of Frederick Busch (2013)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • A Dangerous Profession: A Book about the Writing Life (1998)
  • Letters to a Fiction Writer (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Winners 1996–2010". August 31, 2010. 

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