Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
1930 – John Barth is a US novelist and short story author was born 27th of May in Cambridge, Maryland.
He studied "Elementary Theory and Advanced Orchestration" at Juilliard.
1951-1952 – Attending Johns Hopkins University, receiving a B.A. in 1951 and an M.A. in 1952 and wrote a thesis novel, The Shirt of Nessus.
1953-1965- Barth was a professor at Penn State University.
1953-1965 – Served at University at Buffalo as professor.
1965-1973 – John Barth was the professor of Boston University.
1973-1995 – Professor of Johns Hopkins University.
1973 – His first novel, The Floating Opera, and his first volume of short fiction, Lost in the Funhouse, were finalists for the National Book Award; his novella-triad Chimera won that award.
1974 – Elected to both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1997 – Presented the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction.
1998 – Awarded by the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
1999 – Recipient of the Enoch Pratt Society’s Lifetime Achievement in Letters Award.