John Barth

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Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1930 (age 90)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

An American novelist and short story writer, he is best known for The Sot-Weed Factor, a novel that focuses on a fictionalized Ebenezer Cooke. His works are often classified as both postmodernist and metafictional.

Before Fame

He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and subsequently taught at The Pennsylvania State University for over a decade.

Trivia

He was a recipient of The National Book Award.

Family Life

He and his two siblings were born in Cambridge, Maryland. He married, and later divorced, Anne Strickland.

Associated With

He and John Ashbery are both considered postmodernist writers.