Charles Baxter was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Macalester College, in Saint Paul. After completing graduate work in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he taught for several years at Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1989, he moved to the Department of English at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor and its MFA program. He now teaches at the University of Minnesota.
Baxter is the author of 4 novels, 4 collections of short stories, 3 collections of poems, a collection of essays on fiction and is the editor of other works.
What a nice surprise to find your page here. Just want to say how much I have enjoyed and been helped by "The Art of Subtext" and "Burning Down the House". Multiple reads and much underlining. Also I have a collection of your short stories not listed on this page; Harmony of the World. Thx for writing these.
We are most honored to have you here with us. This sub is starting to shine out the portholes!!
Wow, I am so happy to see you here. I learned so much reading and rereading FEAST OF LOVE. Gotta love Chloe and Oscar. And every morning when I wake up at the ungodly hour of 5 to write, you greet me -- I 'bought' your story postcard at GRUB STREET's auction two years ago. Lucky me! Thank you for gracing fictionaut's pages and giving me a story to take with me to read on this rainy, cold night. Peace...
When I saw the name Charles Baxter, I thought it can't be, but it is. I have read al of your novels and short stories, and even when I weed my bookshelves and donate to the public library or The Center For Fiction, your books remain on my shelves. Very honored to have you as part of fictionaut.
So thrilled and honored to have you here, Charles! Welcome!
Oh happy day!! Thank you for sharing your work with us here.