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Author Information: Richard Bausch

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Richard Bausch served in the Air Force (with his twin brother, novelist Robert Bausch) from 1965 to 1969. He and his wife, Karen, were married in 1969 and have lived in Virginia since 1971: they have five children. After stints as a singer-songwriter and a stand-up comic, Bausch attended the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1974-75, with Allen Gurganus and Jane Smiley. He has taught creative writing at the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, Breadloaf, the University of the South, and elsewhere; currently he holds the Heritage Chair from the Writing Program at George Mason University. His stories have appeared in numerous prize-winning anthologies and have won two National Magazine Awards, one for The New Yorker and one for The Atlantic Monthly. He is the co-editor of the prestigious Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and the recipient of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.





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