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Barth, John Simmons

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Novelists

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.