- Name: Frederick Buechner
- Born: 07/11/1926 (94 years old)
- Occupation: Author, Presbyterian minister
Carl Frederick Buechner (// BEEK-nər; born July 11, 1926) is an American writer, novelist, poet, autobiographer, essayist, preacher, and theologian. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books. His work encompasses different genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays and sermons, and his career has spanned more than six decades. Buechner’s books have been translated into many languages for publication around the world. He is best known for his novels, including A Long Day’s Dying, The Book of Bebb, Godric (a finalist for the 1981 Pulitzer Prize), and Brendan, his memoirs, including Telling Secrets and The Sacred Journey, and his more theological works, including Secrets in the Dark, The Magnificent Defeat, and Telling the Truth.
Birth Name: Carl Frederick Buechner
Awards: O. Henry Award, the Rosenthal Award, the Christianity and Literature Belles Lettres Prize
School: The Lawrenceville School, Princeton University, Union Theological Seminary
Genre: Novel, short story, essay, sermon, autobiography, historical fiction
Birth Place: New York, New York, U.S.
Frederick Buechner quotes :
Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.Frederick Buechner
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.Frederick Buechner