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Richard Bausch wins $30,000 Rea Award for short stories

04/25/2013 09:36 EDT | Updated 06/25/2013 05:12 EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - One of the country's top short story writers has won a $30,000 prize.

Richard Bausch, author of eight story collections and winner of numerous other honours, is this year's recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story.

The prize, announced Thursday, is given for making a "significant contribution" to the art of short story writing. Bausch's books include "Something is Out There" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." He also has written 11 novels and has been praised for his lyrical style and his insights into a wide a range of people and emotions.

The Rea Award was established in 1986. Previous winners include Eudora Welty, John Updike and Lorrie Moore.

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