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Frederick Busch

(Frederick Matthew Busch)
USA flag (1941 - 2006)

Frederick Busch was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writings emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1995) : The Children in the Woods
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2000) : The Night Inspector

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Desperate Characters (1970)
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