Richard Bausch (2007)

Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, and grew up near Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. from George Mason University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa. Bausch is the author of ten novels and seven collections of short stories, including Take Me Back (1981), which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Last Good Time (1984); Mr. Field’s Daughter (1989); Violence (1992); The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch (1996); In the Night Season (1998); Hello to the Cannibals (2003); and Thanksgiving Night (2006). His short stories have appeared in numerous prize-winning anthologies, including Best American Short StoriesO. Henry, and Pushcart. He has received several awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award, and the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Previously Professor of English and Heritage Chair of Creative Writing at George Mason University, Richard Bausch holds the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis.