Frederick Barthelme

Frederick Barthelme has published sixteen books and over 70 stories and nonfiction pieces in The New Yorker, Esquire,The New York Times, Men’s Health, Playboy, and elsewhere. He directed the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1977-2010, where he also edited the literary magazine Mississippi Review. His new novel, There Must Be Some Mistake, from which this excerpt is taken, will be published by Little, Brown in 2014. He currently edits the online literary magazine New World Writing.


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