Richard Bausch (fiction) published his first novel, Real Presence (Dial Press), in 1980. Ten others include Take Me Back (Dial Press, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award); The Last Good Time (Dial/Doubleday, released as a feature length motion picture by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.); Mr. Field’s Daughter (Simon & Schuster); Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America, and All the Ships at Sea (HarperCollins); Hello to the Cannibals (HarperCollins, winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction); Thanksgiving Night (HarperCollins); Peace (Knopf); and, most recently, Before, During, After (Knopf). His first collection of stories, Spirits (Simon & Schuster, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award) appeared in 1987. It was followed by The Fireman’s Wife (Simon & Schuster), Rare & Endangered Species (Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence), The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch (Modern Library), Someone to Watch Over Me (HarperFlamingo), The Stories of Richard Bausch (HarperCollins), Wives & Lovers: Three Short Novels (HarperPerennial Paperback Original), and Something Is Out There (Knopf). Among other honors and awards, he has received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (for Peace), and the 2012 Rea Award in the Short Story. Past Chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, he has taught at George Mason University, the University of Memphis, Stanford University, and, since fall of 2012, The Writing Program at Chapman University in Orange, California.