Frederick Buechner

Novelist, Author

1926 –

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Who is Frederick Buechner?

Carl Frederick Buechner is an American writer and theologian. Born July 11, 1926 in New York City, he is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books thus far. His work encompasses different genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays and sermons, and his career has spanned six decades. Buechner's books have been translated into many languages for publication around the world. He is best known for his works A Long Day's Dying; The Book of Bebb, a tetralogy based on the character Leo Bebb published in 1979; Godric, a first person narrative of the life of the medieval saint, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1981; Brendan, a second novel narrating a saint's life, published in 1987; Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner; and his autobiographical works The Sacred Journey, Now and Then, Telling Secrets, and The Eyes of the Heart: Memoirs of the Lost and Found. He has been called "Major talent" and "…a very good writer indeed" by the New York Times, and "one of our most original storytellers" by USA Today. Annie Dillard says: "Frederick Buechner is one of our finest writers."

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Born
Jul 11, 1926
New York City
Also known as
  • Carl Frederick Buechner
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale Divinity School
  • Princeton University
  • Lawrenceville School
  • Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

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on July 23, 2013

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