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Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch (fiction) published his first novel, Real Presence (Dial Press), in 1980. Eleven others include Take Me Back (Dial Press, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award); The Last Good Time (Dial/Doubleday, released as a feature-length motion picture by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.); Mr. Field’s Daughter (Simon & Schuster); Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America, and All the Ships at Sea (HarperCollins); Hello to the Cannibals (HarperCollins, winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction); Thanksgiving Night (HarperCollins); Peace (Knopf, winner of The Dayton Literary Peace Prize); and most recently Before, During, After (Knopf). His first collection of stories, Spirits (Simon & Schuster, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), appeared in 1987. It was followed by The Fireman’s Wife (Simon & Schuster), Rare & Endangered Species (Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence), The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch (Modern Library), Someone to Watch Over Me (HarperFlamingo), The Stories of Richard Bausch (HarperCollins), Wives & Lovers: Three Short Novels (HarperPerennial Paperback Original), Something Is Out There (Knopf), and Living in the Weather of the World (Knopf). In 2017, French director Gilles Bourdos (Renoir, Afterwards) released Endangered Species, a feature-length film made from six of Bausch's stories. A feature-length film of his novel Peace is now in production by American filmmaker Robert David Port. Among other honors and awards, Bausch has received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association for Peace, and the 2012 Rea Award in the Short Story. Past Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, he has taught at George Mason University, the University of Memphis, Stanford University, and since fall of 2012, The Writing Program at Chapman University in Orange, California.


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