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Frederick Busch

Born: Aug 1, 1941

Death: Feb 23, 2006

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Frederick Busch

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1941
Date of Death : Feb 23, 2006
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Frederick Busch was an American writer. Busch was a master of the short story and one of America’s most prolific writers of fiction long and short. Busch graduated from Muhlenberg College and earned a master's degree from Columbia. He was professor emeritus of literature at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York from 1966 to 2003. He won numerous awards, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award in 1986 and the PEN/Malamud Award in 1991. He is the father of actor Benjamin Busch.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Frederick Matthew Busch


  • Benjamin Busch

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • PEN/Malamud Award
  • National Jewish Book Award for Fiction
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