Barry Hughart

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Birthday
13, 1934
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

An American writer of fantasy novels, he is best known for The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox trilogy. His other works include The Story of the Stone and Eight Skilled Gentlemen.

Before Fame

He graduated from Columbia University in 1956 and served in the United States Air Force until 1960. He published his first novel, Bridge of Birds, in 1984.

Trivia

His literary work reflects his lifelong interest in China.

Family Life

He grew up in Peoria, Illinois as the son of a naval officer and an architect.

Associated With

He cites Alexandre Dumas as a literary influence.