Video recordings of Charles Baxter at the 2009 UND Writers Conference.
Charles Baxter is the author, most recently, of The Soul Thief, and of Saul and Patsy. His third novel, The Feast of Love, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000 and has been made into a film by Robert Benton, starring Morgan Freeman. He has published two other novels, First Light and Shadow Play, four books of stories, most recently Believers, essays on fiction collected in Burning Down the House and Beyond Plot, and a book of poems, Imaginary Paintings, was published by Paris Review Editions. He has received the Award of Merit in the Short Story and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix St. Valentine in France, and the Catalan Booksellers’ Association Award for book of the year in Spain. He now lives in Minneapolis and is currently the Edelstein-Keller Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota.