Steven Barthelme (born 1947) is the author of numerous short stories and essays.

Steven Barthelme at the 2012 Texas Book Festival

Early life edit

He was born to Donald Barthelme Snr. and mother Helen Bechtold of Philadelphia who had four other children. His father was a well-known modernist architect in Houston.

Steven Barthelme attended Johns Hopkins University. His brothers Donald Jnr. and Frederick also became notable authors.

Career edit

His published works include, And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story, Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss (with brother Frederick Barthelme), and The Early Posthumous Work (essays which originally appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, Oxford American, Elle Decor, and other publications).

Barthelme is said to write in a distinctive "post-Southern" style.[1]

He is the former director of The Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.[2]

Awards edit

He won Pushcart Prizes in 1993 and 2005, and in 2004 he won the Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Award for work published in Yale Review.[3]

Bibliography edit

Collections edit

  • And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story. Johns Hopkins, 1987.
  • The Early Posthumous Work. Red Hen Press, 2010.
  • Hush Hush: Stories. Melville House, 2012.

Nonfiction edit

  • "White Guy," Brevity, 2011.[4]
  • "Talent and Fifty Cents," Essay Daily, 2014
  • Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss (with Frederick Barthelme). Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Awards edit

  • Pushcart Prize, short story, "Claire," from Yale Review, 2005
  • Listed in "100 Distinguished Short Stories" Best American Short Stories 2004, 2004
  • Texas Institute of Letters, Short Story Award. "Claire," 2004
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Artist's Fellowship, Fiction, 2000
  • Texas Institute of Letters, O. Henry Award for Magazine Journalism, "Good Losers" [from The New Yorker, co-authored with Frederick Barthelme], 2000[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "Steven Barthelme". Eudora Welty Series. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Faculty Publications since 1990". The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. Archived from the original on May 2, 2007. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Steve Barthelme". The Mississippi Writers Page. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Barthelme, Steven (January 2011). "White Guy". Brevity (35).
  5. ^ "Publications and Awards: Steven Barthelme". The University of Southern Mississippi. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016.

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