Richard Bausch is an American novelist and author of short fiction. I really enjoyed reading the short story, “The Man Who Knew Belle Starr,” published in 1987. Since then, Bausch has written eleven novels and eight books of short fiction. He attended college at George Mason University and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. His most recent novel, Peace, was published in 2008 and Before, During, After will be available July 21, 2015. Bausch has won numerous awards and distinctions for his work, including two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The 2004 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and the 2013 REA award for Short Fiction. He is currently a professor at Chapman University in Orange, California.
Here is a brief description of Bausch’s new book, Before, During, After from Amazon:
Although they are separated in age by almost two decades, when Natasha, a young artist, meets Michael Faulk, a priest struggling with his faith, the stars seem to align. But shortly before their wedding day, as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 shake the country, cracks in their relationship begin to emerge. Cut off from one another for several terrifying hours, Natasha suffers an unimaginable private trauma, and her inability to speak of it inexorably divides their relationship into “before” and “after.” Gorgeously rendered and emotionally powerful, in Before, During, After one of our most distinguished storytellers charts the path of a relationship threatened by secrets.
Thanks also to Wikipedia for information about Richard Bausch.
Click here for a review of the short story, “The Man Who Knew Belle Starr.”
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