- Associated Press - Friday, May 11, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Baxter, a fiction writer whose books include “Harmony of the World” and “Gryphon,” has won a $30,000 prize for short fiction.

Baxter, who turns 65 next week, is this year’s winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, a lifetime achievement honor. In a statement released Friday, prize judges praised Baxter’s “original mind and ironic wit” and his “acute feeling for the landscape of marriage, childhood, and art.”

The Rea award was established in 1986. Previous winners include John Updike, Grace Paley and Richard Ford.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide