Baepler, Paul 1961-

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Baepler, Paul 1961-


Born February 18, 1961, in Valparaiso, IN; son of Richard (a university professor) and Simone (a university professor) Baepler. Education: Carleton College, Northfield, MN, B.A., 1983; University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, M.A., 1991, Ph.D., 1996.


Home—Minneapolis, MN.


University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Twin Cities staff member.


Award from Loft Mentor Series, 1986-87; first prize in fiction contest, City Pages, 1987; first prize in fiction competition, National Society of Arts and Letters, 1988; first prize in regional writers' competition for published prose, Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Series, 1989; fellow, Minnesota State Arts Board, 1993-94; Samuel Holt Monk Award for best published essay, 1996; grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 2000; Merlot Classics Award, 2005.


White Slaves, African Masters: The American Barbary Captivity Narratives, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1999.

Contributor of articles and fiction to periodicals, including Exquisite Corpse, Negative Capability, Chicago Quarterly Review, College Teaching, Early American Literature, Prospects, Thus Spake the Corpse, Crest River Review, Farmer's Market, and Twin Cities Reader.