In honor of Father’s Day, St. Charles Library’s Readers Services is celebrating the works of two famous literary fathers and sons: Andre Dubus and his son Andre Dubus III and Kingsley Amis and his son Martin.
Andre Dubus was the author of several fiction titles and received many awards including the PEN/Malamud, the Rea Award for excellence in short fiction, the Jean Stein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and also fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1936, and educated at McNeese State College and the University of Iowa. Dubus later served as a Marine Corps lieutenant and captain before leaving the service in 1964. He taught modern fiction and creative writing at Bradford College, the University of Alabama and Boston University. In July of 1986, Mr. Dubus stopped to assist a disabled motorist and was struck by an oncoming car. Though he was able to save the life of the driver of the first car, the accident caused him to spend three painful years in physical therapy and eventually resign himself to life in a wheelchair. His later years were spent in Haverhill, Massachusetts with his wife and six children until his death from a heart attack in 1999.
Dancing After Hours: Stories FIC DUBUS
Finding a Girl in America: Ten Stories & a Novella FIC DUBUS
The Last Worthless Evening: Four Novellas & Two Stories FIC DUBUS
Meditations from a Movable Chair: Essays 813.54 DUBUS
Selected Stories FIC DUBUS
The Times Are Never So Bad: A Novella & Eight Short Stories FIC DUBUS
Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus is best known for his novel House of Sand and Fog, which has recently been made into a movie. Born in Oceanside, California in 1959, Mr. Dubus was educated at Bradford College, the University of Texas and Vermont College. He is a member of many literary organizations and lives with his wife, Fontaine Dollas, a dancer in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In 2002 he won the following awards for House of Sand and Fog: American Library Association Notable Book Selection, National Book Award finalist, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Booksense Book of the Year award. Mr. Dubus has worked as a prison counselor, bounty hunter, bar tender, actor, carpenter, author, writing instructor and counselor at the Boulder Community Treatment Center.
Bluesman FIC DUBUS
The Cage Keeper and Other Stories FIC DUBUS
House of Sand and Fog FIC DUBUS, * , LP , VIDEO/DVD
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