1941 – Born on August 1st in Brooklyn, New York. American critic, editor, novelist, and short-story writer whose work often examines aspects of family life from diverse points of view.
1962 – Busch graduated from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pennsylvania).
1967 – He received an M.A. from Colgate University (Hamilton, New York), where he later taught literature.
1974 – In his second novel, ‘Manual Labor’, a married couple grapples with a miscarriage.
1976 – ‘Domestic Particulars: A Family Chronicle’, a collection of interlinked short stories, catalogs in vivid detail the everyday lives of people caught up in often futile attempts to express love.
1978 – ‘The Mutual Friend’, which represents a departure for Busch in terms of subject matter, is an imaginative account of the last years of Charles Dickens as purportedly told by his friend George Dolby.
1979 – The same characters reappear in ‘Rounds’, in which their lives are intertwined with those of a doctor and a psychologist.
1989 – In the novella ‘War Babies’, Busch returned to the subject of family relationships with the story of a man who attempts to rid himself of feelings of guilt over his now-dead father’s imprisonment for treason.
1998 – His later works include the novels Closing Arguments, Long Way from Home, Girls, and The Night Inspector, the short-story collection The Children in the Woods, and A Dangerous Profession: A Book About the Writing Life.