Frederic Barthelme was born in 1943. He was the editor of the Mississippi Review (1977-2010). He is the author of sixteen books of fiction and non-fiction. His works include Moon Deluxe (1983), Chroma (1987), War and War (1971), Second Marriage (1984), Painted Desert (1995). His novel Waveland (2009) won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters fiction award in 2010. His most recent novel is There Must Be Some Mistake (2014).