Charles Baxter


Charles Baxter is the author of numerous novels and short-story collections, including The Feast of Love (Pantheon, 2000), which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), a New York Times Notable Book. His short-story collection There’s Something I Want You to Do, from which “Avarice” is taken, will be published by Pantheon in February 2015. He is a recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College. 

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