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Richard Bausch

(Richard Carl Bausch)
USA flag (b.1945)

Richard Bausch is an American novelist, and Moss Chair of Excellence in English at the University of Memphis. He holds a B.A. from George Mason University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. His novels usually focus on American family life. He is a contributor of short stories to various periodicals, including Harper's, Ploughshares, Esquire, Atlantic, and The New Yorker. His work has also been represented in anthologies, including O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Short Stories. He is the twin brother of Robert Bausch.
Anthologies edited
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1982) : Take Me Back

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The Typist (2010)
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"I loved The Typist. It is a beautiful portrait of a kind of walking pneumonia of the spirit that seeks and finds its own cure. It is also most impressive because of the setting--in a time far before Knight ever drew breath. It is true imagining at its finest."
You Are Free (2011)
Danzy Senna
"Searingly smart and profoundly satisfying... [A] very damn good book."
Speakeasy (2018)
(Lena Stillman, book 1)
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"Alisa Smith’s novel Speakeasy, set in the thirties and forties, is written with great authority. A wonderful read, and very convincing."

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