Letters to a Fiction Writer

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Frederick Busch
W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Literary Collections - 291 pages
A collection of essays from notable writers, including Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, Andre Dubus, and many others, offers brilliant advice, wisdom, and insight to fiction writers about the art of writing and surviving the writing life. Reprint.

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Fred Busch has been a continuous favorite writer of mine since I first discovered a copy of his novel HARRY AND CATHERINE on a remainder table more than twenty years ago. Since then I have read at ... Read full review


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Prominent writers of fiction dispense copious, often conflicting, and largely entertaining advice to beginners and sundry others who feel called to publish short stories and novels. Most of the famous ... Read full review


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Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing’s emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.

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