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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Gustave Stern  

Pen Name: Richard G. Stern

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1928 in New York, N.Y.


Illinois Connection

Richard Stern lived in Chicago and taught literature and creative writing at the University of Chicago from 1955 - 2001.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard G. Stern was an American writer and educator. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chappel Hill, he went on to receive his Masters from Harvard and his PhD from the University of Iowa. Before landing at the University of Chicago, Stern taught at Connecticut College. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1955 - 2001 and retired as Helen A Regenstein Professor of English and American Literature.Stern was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *Carl Sandburg Award, 1979, for ''Natural Shocks'' *Heartland Award for best Non-Fiction book in 1995 for ''Sistermony'' *Medal of Merit for the Novel, awarded to a novelist every 6 years by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1985