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Donald Barthelme

Born: Apr 7, 1931

Death: Jul 23, 1989

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Donald Barthelme

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1931
Date of Death : Jul 23, 1989
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Donald Barthelme was an American author known for his playful, postmodernist style of short fiction. Barthelme also worked as a newspaper reporter for the Houston Post, was managing editor of Location magazine, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, co-founder of Fiction, and a professor at various universities. He also was one of the original founders of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • National Book Award for Children''s Books
  • Rea Award for the Short Story
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