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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

In 2013 he became the seventeenth recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature.

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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Pulitzer Book (1993)

Paris in the Dark

Latest Book (2018)

Perfume River

(2016) close to the bone

INSIDE CREATIVE WRITING SERIES




Aired live on the Internet October 30 to November 18, 2001

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Click here to watch the "Lost" Episode 8!

The "lost" eigth session of Robert Olen Butler's "Inside Creative Writing," in which Butler suffers a setback and writes what he later describes as "abstract crap." Both the iTunes and official FSU YouTube versions of this episode cut to black at the 20-minute mark.

Read New York Times feature story, November 12, 2001

"I'll never stop believing it: Robert Olen Butler is the best living American writer, period."

---- Jeff Guinn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Scholars: Robert Olen Butler's complete archive resides at

Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Beinecke Rare Book Manuscript Library Yale University Hewitt Quadrangle New Haven Connecticut Apr 2014

Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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