Barry Hughart


  • Legal Name: Hughart, Barry
  • Place of Birth: Peoria, IL, USA
  • Date of Birth: March 13, 1934


Personal Information: Family: Surname is pronounced "hew-gert"; born March 13, 1934, in Peoria, IL; son of John Harding Page (a naval officer) and Veronica (an architect; maiden name, Barry) Hughart. Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1956. Politics: Liberal. Religion: Agnostic. Military/Wartime Service: United States Air Force, 1956-60. Career: Affiliated with TechTop (military surplus weapons supplier) in the Near East, 1960-63, and in the Far East, 1963-65; Lenox Hill Book Shop, New York City, manager, 1965-70; writer, 1970. Worked as dialogue writer for films, including Devil's Bride, Honeymoon with a Stranger, Man on the Move, The Other Side of Hell, Welcome Home Johnny Bristol, Snow Job, Special Effects, and When the Bough Breaks. Occasional lecturer at the University of Arizona.


  • 1985. Bridge of Birds World Fantasy, Best Novel
  • 1986. Bridge of Birds Mythopoeic, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
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