Frederick Barthelme has written nonfiction, including the book-length memoir Double Down, authored with his brother Steven, the tale of their multi-year gambling binge on the Mississippi coast coupled with reflections on family and on the passing of their parents. He has also written pieces on matters of art and writing, including an essay about “minimalism” that first appeared in The New York Times, an introduction to The Law of Averages, New and Selected Stories, a long note to the students at the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, a piece on the Red Krayola in the Oxford American, and a few others which will likely show up here eventually.