Profile: Andre Dubus


Andre Dubus (1936–1999) is considered one of the greatest American short story writers of the twentieth century.

Dubus’s collections of short fiction, which include Adultery & Other Choices (1977), The Times Are Never So Bad (1983), and The Last Worthless Evening (1986), are notable for their spare prose and illuminative, albeit subtle, insights into the human heart. He is often compared to Anton Chekhov and revered as a writer’s writer.

Watch Andre Dubus III, Jeb Dubus, and Suzanne Dubus discuss their father’s literary and personal legacies.

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