Richard Bausch is the author of 10 novels and seven collections of short stories, including Take Me Back (1981), which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; Hello to the Cannibals (2003); and Thanksgiving Night (2006). His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, O. Henry, and Pushcart. He has received National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award, and the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Previously professor of English at George Mason University, Bausch holds the Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis.
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31st Annual Literary Festival