Barth, John Simmons

Born: May 27, 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.




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