Bausch is the author of numerous novels and short story
collections. He is a recipient of many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award,
a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, the
Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Dayton
Literary Peace Prize, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He is currently
professor of English at Chapman University in Orange, California.