Novelist Robert Bausch will give a reading on Monday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library, room 112, Leonard Hall.
Bausch, the author of nine novels with major New York publishers, will read from his forthcoming novel, Far as the Eye Can See, to be released on November 4.
Robert Bausch was born in Georgia, at the end of
World War II, and was raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He has worked
as a salesman--of automobiles, appliances, and hardware--a taxi driver,
waiter, production planner, and library assistant. He was educated at
George Mason University, earning a BA, an MA and an MFA, and he says he
has been a writer all his life. He spent time in the military teaching
survival ,and worked his way through college.
Since 1975, Bausch has been a college professor, teaching creative
writing, American literature, world literature, humanities, philosophy,
and expository writing. He has taught at the University of Virginia,
American University, George Mason University, and Johns Hopkins
University. For the balance of his career he has been teaching at
Northern Virginia Community College. He has also been a director on the
board of the Pen-Faulkner Foundation. In 2009 he was awarded the John
Dos Passos Prize in Literature.
Department of English