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Ann Patchett


USA (1963 - )

Ann Patchett (born December 2, 1963) is an American author. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Patchett's other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, and The Magician's Assistant, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and received the Nashville Banner Tennessee Writer of the Year Award in 1994.
 
Series contributed to
The Best American Short Stories 2006
 
Non fiction
Truth and Beauty: A FriendshipThe Getaway CarThe Bookshop Strikes BackThis Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
 
Awards
Orange Prize for Fiction Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Magician's Assistant
Orange Prize for Fiction Best Novel winner (2002) : Bel Canto
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction winner (2002) : Bel Canto
Orange Prize for Fiction Best Novel nominee (2012) : State of Wonder


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"Savour the marvel of Adamson's writing."
After Life
After Life (2000)
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"After Life is that rarest of wonders, a book that is both exquisitely written and a thrill to read."
Sacrament of Lies
Sacrament of Lies (2002)
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"Riveting."
Suicide's Girlfriend
Suicide's Girlfriend (2002)
Elizabeth Evans
"Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer... I'm convinced there is nothing she can't do."
Every Night Is Ladies' Night
Every Night Is Ladies' Night (2004)
Michael Jaime-Becerra
"One of those wonderful books you will want to give to everyone you know."
Bijou Roy
Bijou Roy (2010)
Ronica Dhar
"Ronica Dhar captures the struggles of family and cultural identity with such tenderness and depth of feeling that she makes these subjects completely her own. Bijou Roy is a thoughtful, elegant novel."
The Typist
The Typist (2010)
Michael Knight
"Michael Knight tells the story of generals, war, and occupation through the eyes of a typist who proves himself to be the calm at the center of the storm. The result is this elegant, thoughtful, and resonant novel."
Ten Thousand Saints
Ten Thousand Saints (2011)
Eleanor Henderson
"The best thing I've read in a long time."
The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles (2011)
Madeline Miller
"The Song of Achilles is at once a scholar's homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist. Madeline Miller has given us her own fresh take on the Trojan war and its heroes. The result is a book I could not put down."
The Train of Small Mercies
The Train of Small Mercies (2011)
David Rowell
"David Rowell... has created nothing less than a portrait of America itself."



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