Saturday, February 23, 2013

Acclaimed novelist Richard Bausch to read at Centenary College on Mon, Feb 25, 7 pm

Acknowledged master of the short story Richard Bausch has been selected to receive the 2013 John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence, says Centenary College prof David Havird.

The award ceremony is Mon, Feb 25, 7 pm, in the Whited Room, Bynum Commons. It will include a reading by the author.It is free and open to the public.

Bausch is the author of eleven novels and eight collections of stories. His novel Almighty Me was made into the movie Bruce Almighty, says Wikipedia.

He has won two National Magazine Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila-Wallace Reader's Digest Fund Writer's Award, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and The 2004 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

Bausch is currently a professor at Chapman University in Orange, California, and the editor of the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction.

In preparation for Bausch’s visit, Centenary first-year students are reading The Stories of Richard Bausch.

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