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Barth, John Simmons

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Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Novelists

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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.

 

 

 


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