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Charles Baxter

Nov 22, 2002
Carlton Board Room

Charles Baxter is the author of four short story collections (Harmony of the World, Through the Safety Net, A Relative Stranger, Believers), three novels (Shadow Play, First Light, The Feast of Love), two collections of poetry, and a book of essays on fiction, Burning Down the House. Harmony of the World (1984) won the Associated Writing Program's Award for Short Fiction, and The Feast of Love (2000) was a National Book Award Finalist. Baxter's short fiction has been widely anthologized and is among the most honored in contemporary literature, having won several Best American Short Story Awards, Pushcart Prizes, and O. Henry Awards. He has also received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Since 1989 he has taught at the University of Michigan. See Charles Baxter's