Frederick Barthelme is author of nine books including Moon Deluxe, Second Marriage, Tracer, Two Against One, Natural Selection, The Brothers, and Painted Desert. He is an occasional contributor to The New Yorker and has published in GQ, Kansas Quarterly, Epoch, Playboy, Esquire, TriQuarterly, North American Review, Frank, etc. He teaches writing at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he also edits the Mississippi Review.
His new novel, PAINTED DESERT, (due out in September from Viking) picks up
where his acclaimed previous book, The Brothers, left off.