Bart Midwood

7040 Colonial Road Apt #5K
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 
347 677 3492

Author's Bio

In an article in Esquire, Isaac Singer wrote that Bart Midwood was "the first writer in English to give the word humoristic freedom." BOOKS OF FICTION: "Bodkin" (Random House) "Phantoms" (E.P. Dutton) "Bennett's Angel" (British/American, Paris Review Editions) "The Nativity" (Bel Esprit) "The World In Pieces" (Permanent) FICTION IN PERIODICALS: Esquire, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, TransAtlantic Review, Dutton Review, Agni, Queen, Nagy Vilag FILM: Narrative script and musical score, "End of the Dialog", award-winning documentary about apartheid in South Africa. STAGEPLAY PRODUCTIONS: St. Clemens, Judith Anderson. Storefront. Sole and primary book reviewer for Esquire, late sixties and early seventies. FELLOWSHIPS: Guggenheim, NEA, Iowa Writers' Workshop LITERARY PRIZES: Aga Khan, Robert Frost. MUSIC PRIZES: National Sinfonian ( composition, string quartet) Born in Brooklyn New York, March 10, 1938, 9:01 pm. Three grandparents born in Russia, one in Vienna. Mother, Lily, born in Albany, New York. Father, Charles, born on a cattle ranch in either Brazil or Argentina -- in any case, near the border. B.A. University of Miami, full music scholarship, double major:English/biology; Graduate school, National Defense fellowship in humanities). U.S. Army: 1961-7 Certified Master Piano Tuner by London College of Furniture and Design. Resided and worked: New York, Florida, South Carolina, Iowa, California, Yucatan, England, China Five children: Ramsay, Rebecca, Jacob, Sam, Flora. Married since 1988 to Dr. Laura Melim Midwood, Esq., PhD, JD.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Bennett's Angel
(British-American Paris Review Editions, 1989)
, Bodkin
(Random House, 1967)
, Phantoms
(Dutton, 1970)
, The Nativity
(Bel Esprit, 1981)
, The World in Pieces
(Permanent Press, 1999)
Performances: 
Nassau County libraries
(1998)
, thespokenwood.com website
(2008)
, WBAI radio
(1981)
, West End Cafe
(1975)
Prizes Won: 
Robert Frost Prize for Poetry Aga Khan Prize for Humor Guggenheim Fellowship for Literature NEA Fellowship for Literature National Sinfonian Award for Composition of String Quartet

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Collected Stories by Somerset Maugham

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Brooklyn
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
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Last updated: Dec 06, 2013