Robert Worth Bingham IV (March 14, 1966 – November 28, 1999) was an American writer and a founding editor of the Open City Magazine. A member of a wealthy family of Louisville, Kentucky, his great-grandfather was the politician and newspaper publisher Robert Worth Bingham, and his grandfather, Barry Bingham, Sr., went into the family newspaper businesses as an editor and publisher. Bingham's father, Robert Worth Bingham III (known by his middle name), who also worked in the family business and was expected to take over, was killed aged 34 in a car accident while on vacation at Cape Cod in 1966, when his son was only three months old.

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  • Robert Worth Bingham (* 14. März 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky; † 28. November 1999 in New York City) war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Mitherausgeber des Open City Magazine und 1999 Gründer von Open City Books. Bingham machte 1988 seinen Abschluss an der renommierten Brown University. Anschließend erwarb er einen Master of Fine Arts an der Columbia University. Seine fiktionalen und Sachtexte erschienen im The New Yorker, und zwei Jahre lang arbeitete er als Reporter für Cambodia Daily. 1999 heiratete er. Sechs Monate danach, im Alter von 33 Jahren, starb Bingham an einer Überdosis Heroin. Zu seinen Ehren stiftete das PEN American Center den mit $25.000 (Stand 2016) dotierten Robert W. Bingham Prize für die Arbeit am zweiten Werk eines besonders talentierten literarischen Debütanten. Bingham war eng mit dem Musiker Stephen Malkmus befreundet; der Liedtitel Church on White bezieht sich auf Binghams Adresse in New York City. (de)
  • Robert Worth Bingham IV (March 14, 1966 – November 28, 1999) was an American writer and a founding editor of the Open City Magazine. A member of a wealthy family of Louisville, Kentucky, his great-grandfather was the politician and newspaper publisher Robert Worth Bingham, and his grandfather, Barry Bingham, Sr., went into the family newspaper businesses as an editor and publisher. Bingham's father, Robert Worth Bingham III (known by his middle name), who also worked in the family business and was expected to take over, was killed aged 34 in a car accident while on vacation at Cape Cod in 1966, when his son was only three months old. Bingham graduated from Brown University in 1988. He then received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. His fiction and non-fiction appeared in The New Yorker, and he worked for two years as a reporter for the Cambodia Daily. He wrote the short story collection Pure Slaughter Value and the novel Lightning on the Sun. Bingham died of a heroin overdose at age 33 on November 28, 1999, six months after marrying Vanessa Scharven Chase, a Harvard graduate art historian, and five months before the publication of his novel. In Robert Bingham's honor, the PEN American Center has established the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, which awards $25,000 to the most exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work represents distinguished literary achievement. Bingham was a close friend of musician Stephen Malkmus; Malkmus played a show at Bingham's wedding, and served as an usher at his funeral. The title of "Church on White," a song from Malkmus's debut album, Stephen Malkmus, refers to Bingham's old New York City address. Bingham was also a friend of poet/musician David Berman (leader of the band Silver Jews); the song 'Death Of An Heir of Sorrows', from Silver Jews' 2001 album Bright Flight, is an elegy for Bingham. (en)
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  • Robert Worth Bingham IV (March 14, 1966 – November 28, 1999) was an American writer and a founding editor of the Open City Magazine. A member of a wealthy family of Louisville, Kentucky, his great-grandfather was the politician and newspaper publisher Robert Worth Bingham, and his grandfather, Barry Bingham, Sr., went into the family newspaper businesses as an editor and publisher. Bingham's father, Robert Worth Bingham III (known by his middle name), who also worked in the family business and was expected to take over, was killed aged 34 in a car accident while on vacation at Cape Cod in 1966, when his son was only three months old. (en)
  • Robert Worth Bingham (* 14. März 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky; † 28. November 1999 in New York City) war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Mitherausgeber des Open City Magazine und 1999 Gründer von Open City Books. (de)
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