Writer Charles Baxter
September 13, 2002
Charles Baxter is the author of the novel The Feast of Love (Vintage), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has published two other novels, First Light and Shadow Play, and four books of stories, most recently Believers, published by Vintage. He has also published essays on fiction, collected in Burning Down the House, and has edited or co-edited two books of essays, The Business of Memory (published by Graywolf) and Bringing the Devil to His Knees (The University of Michigan Press). He also edited Best New American Voices 2001 (Harcourt). He has received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been widely anthologized, and has been translated into ten languages.
He was born in Minneapolis in 1947, graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. degree in 1969, and the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Ph.D. in 1974. Dr. Baxter now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Michigan.
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