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Frederick Buechner

Carl Frederick Buechner ( BEEK-nər; July 11, 1926 – August 15, 2022) was an American author, Presbyterian minister, preacher, and theologian. The author of thirty-nine published books, his work encompassed different genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays and sermons, and his career spanned more than six decades. He was best known for his novels, including A Long Day's Dying, The Book of Bebb, Godric (1981 Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Brendan, his memoirs, including The Sacred Journey and Telling Secrets, and his theological works, such as Secrets in the Dark, The Magnificent Defeat, and Telling the Truth. Buechner was named "without question one of the truly great writers of the 20th century" by viaLibri, a "major talent" by The New York Times, and "one of our most original storytellers" by USA Today. Annie Dillard (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek) called him "one of our finest writers." Buechner's works are often compared to C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton. His works have been translated into many languages. Buechner was also a finalist for the National Book Award, presented by the National Book Foundation and the Pulitzer Prize, and has been awarded eight honorary degrees from such institutions as Yale University and the Virginia Theological Seminary. In addition, Buechner was the recipient of the O. Henry Award, the Rosenthal Award, the Christianity and Literature Belles Lettres Prize, and was recognized by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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