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Frederick Buechner

Born: Jul 11, 1926

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Frederick Buechner

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1926
Birth Place : New York City

Carl Frederick Buechner is an American writer and theologian. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books. His work encompasses different genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays and sermons, and his career has spanned six decades. Buechner's books have been translated into many languages for publication around the world. He is best known for his works A Long Day's Dying; The Book of Bebb, a tetralogy based on the character Leo Bebb published in 1979; Godric, a first person narrative of the life of the medieval saint, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1981; Brendan, a second novel narrating a saint's life, published in 1987; Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner; and his autobiographical works The Sacred Journey, Now and Then, Telling Secrets, and The Eyes of the Heart: Memoirs of the Lost and Found. He has been called "Major talent" and "…a very good writer indeed" by the New York Times, and "one of our most original storytellers" by USA Today. Annie Dillard says: "Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers."


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist
  • Minister of religion
  • Theologian

Also known as

  • Carl Frederick Buechner


  • Katherine Kuhn
  • Carl Frederick Buechner Sr.


  • Judith Buechner
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