Frederick Buechner

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Frederick Buechner
Frederick Buechner, 2008
Frederick Buechner, 2008
BornCarl Frederick Buechner
(1926-07-11)July 11, 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedAugust 15, 2022(2022-08-15) (aged 96)
Rupert, Vermont, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, Presbyterian minister
Alma mater
GenreNovel, short story, essay, sermon, autobiography, historical fiction
Notable works
Notable awards
  • O. Henry Award
  • Rosenthal Award
  • Christianity and Literature Belles Lettres Prize
SpouseJudith Buechner

Carl Frederick Buechner (/ˈbknər/ BEEK-nər; July 11, 1926 – August 15, 2022) was an American writer, novelist, poet, autobiographer, essayist, preacher, and theologian. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister.[1] He was best known for his novels, including A Long Day's Dying, The Book of Bebb, Godric and Brendan.

He also became known for his memoirs Telling Secrets and The Sacred Journey. His theological works, such as Secrets in the Dark, The Magnificent Defeat, and Telling the Truth were also popular.

Buechner died on August 15, 2022 at his home in Rupert, Vermont at the age of 96.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. About Frederick Buechner. Archived February 6, 2016, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on August 3, 2011.
  2. McFadden, Robert D. "Frederick Buechner, Novelist With a Religious Slant, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved August 15, 2022.