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Robert Olen Butler        

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

His stories have appeared widely in such publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, Harper's, GQ, Zoetrope, The Hudson Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review and The Sewanee Review. They have also been chosen for inclusion in four annual editions of The Best American Short Stories, seven annual editions of New Stories from the South, and numerous college literature textbooks from such publishers as Simon & Schuster, Norton, Viking, Little Brown & Co., Houghton Mifflin, Prentice Hall and Bedford/St.Martin.

His works have been translated into a dozen languages, including Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Polish, Japanese and Greek. A recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, he also won the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. His short story "Fair Warning" won a 2001 National Magazine Award in Fiction and will be the basis for his new novel, to be published early in 2002. Since 1995, he has written feature-length screenplays for New Regency, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Disney and Universal Pictures and two teleplays for HBO. He is the Francis Eppes Professor holding the Michael Shaara Chair in Creative Writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.


Events: Robert Olen Butler to appear at Oxford Exchange in Tampa ...

Book TalkFormer Tampa resident Karen Dietrich (The Girl Factory: A Memoir) will read from and sign her book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble ...

An Espionage Thriller Set in World War I Era: An Interview with ...

Robert Olen Butler reprises his hardboiled protagonist Kit Cobb from last year's novel The Hot Country for his new espionage gem, The Star of Istanbul (2013).

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