Frederick Buechner (born July 11, 1926) is an American Pulitzer Prize nominated author.
Buechner graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1943 and was accepted to Princeton University. Buechner ended up spending two years (1944-1946) fighting in World War II before he could finish his studies at Princeton. Upon returning to Princeton, Buechner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947.
In 1948, Buechner returned to Lawrenceville as an English teacher. In 1950, Buechner published his first novel, A Long Day's Dying, which he had began writing during his senior year at Princeton. Buechner quit teaching in 1953 and moved to New York to become a full time writer.
Buechner then began attending Union Theological Seminary, and received his Bachelor of Divinity Degree in 1958.
His most critically acclaimed novel, Godric, is the semi-fictionalized story of the life of a medieval Catholic saint, Godric of Finchale, told from his own perspective. Godric was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1981.
Buechner currently lives in Vermont and continues to write, as of 2004.
The Entrance to Porlock, 1970
Open Heart, 1972
The Book of Bebb, 1979
The Final Beast, 1982
The Alphabet of Grace, 1985
Peculiar Treasures: A Biblical Who's Who, 1985
Telling the Truth: The Gospel As Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale, 1985
The Sacred Journey, 1985
Whistling in the Dark: An ABC Theologized, 1988
The Wizard's Tide: A Story, 1990
The Clown in the Belfry: Writings on Faith and Fiction, 1992
The Son of Laughter, 1993
Wishful Thinking, 1993
The Longing for Home: Recollections and Reflections, 1996
On the Road With the Archangel, 1997
The Storm, 1998
The Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of the Lost and Found, 1999
Speak What We Feel (Not What We Ought to Say): Reflections on Literature and Faith, 2001