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Ann Patchett

Autor/a de Bel Canto

30+ obres 45,542 Membres 2,092 Ressenyes 170 preferits

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Ann Patchett was born on December 2, 1963. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Her other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, and State of Wonder. She has also written several nonfiction works mostra'n més including Truth and Beauty: A Friendship, The Getaway Car, The Bookshop Strikes Back, and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Ann's title's Commonweatlth and The Patron Saint of Liars made the New York Time bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Ann Patchett

Bel Canto (2001) 13,115 exemplars
State of Wonder (2001) 6,176 exemplars
The Dutch House (2019) 4,487 exemplars
Run (2007) 3,759 exemplars
Commonwealth (2016) 3,620 exemplars
The Magician's Assistant (1997) 3,221 exemplars
The Patron Saint of Liars (1992) 2,702 exemplars
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship (2004) 2,674 exemplars
Tom Lake (2023) 1,484 exemplars
These Precious Days: Essays (2021) 863 exemplars
Taft (1994) 775 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Editor — 548 exemplars
What Now? (2008) 382 exemplars

Obres associades

Autobiography of a Face (1994) — Epíleg, algunes edicions2,101 exemplars
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Col·laborador — 627 exemplars
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Col·laborador — 515 exemplars
Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories (2011) — Introducció — 500 exemplars
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Col·laborador — 263 exemplars
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 232 exemplars
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales (2005) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
Vint sota trenta (1986) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers (2014) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Best Food Writing 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Novel Voices (2003) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Bel Canto [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 21 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (2019) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
The Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels (2010) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Patron Saint of Liars [1998 TV movie] (2005) — Original book — 1 exemplars


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Data de naixement
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Los Angeles, California, USA
Llocs de residència
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts
St Bernard Academy
Ray, Jeanne (mother)
Fellowship of Southern Writers
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2017)
Premis i honors
Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (2014)
National Humanities Medal (2021)
Lisa Bankoff (ICM)
Biografia breu
Ann Patchett was born in Los Angeles in 1963 and raised in Nashville. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1990, she won a residential fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. It was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1992. In 1993, she received a Bunting Fellowship from the Mary Ingrahm Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. Patchett's second novel, Taft, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best work of fiction in 1994. Her third novel, The Magician's Assistant, was short-listed for England's Orange Prize and earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship.Her next novel, Bel Canto, won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in 2002, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was named the Book Sense Book of the Year. It sold more than a million copies in the United States and has been translated into thirty languages. In 2004, Patchett published Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy. It was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly. Truth & Beauty was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She was also the editor of Best American Short Stories 2006.Patchett has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times magazine, Harper's, The Atlantic,The Washington Post, Gourmet, and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Karl VanDevender.



Ann Patchett: American Author Challenge a 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (novembre 2017)
State of Wonder, Anne Patchett a World Reading Circle (agost 2014)
BOOK DISCUSSION: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett a Orange January/July (maig 2012)
Reading Bel Canto (no spoilers yet please) a Orange January/July (febrer 2012)


I’ve read many of Ann Patchett’s novels, and I’ve enjoyed every one. That’s what led me to this nonfiction book by her, first published in 2004. I wasn’t familiar with Lucy Grealy, the subject of this memoir. Ann and Lucy had been friends for 18 years beginning when they were 21. Actually, they both went to Sarah Lawrence College, and Ann apparently knew of Lucy, as did everyone on that campus because that’s the kind of person Lucy was. However, Lucy really didn’t know Ann until they went to the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, according to Ann, producer of more waiters and waitresses than any single institution in the country. Their friendship grew from that school. The first half of the book is a sort of retelling of a faux struggle they both experienced in their post college days. I say “faux” because it’s about as much an actual struggle as any graduates of a school like Sarah Lawrence College could experience. Add to college Ann’s k-12 experience in white flight academies in Nashville, Tennessee, and the word struggle is a little hard to buy for this reader. The second half of the book focuses on the two women’s successful attempts to become “famous,” something that seemed much more important to Lucy than to Ann. Lucy did become famous until he tragic physical condition combined with her addiction to drugs eventually brought her down and caused her writing career to implode. Ann, of course, became one of our most renowned writers, something that started early in her career and continues today. Her grocery lists could be New York Times best sellers. Lucy’s life in the second half of the book is filled with drama, and if it hadn’t been for her undeserved physical condition, might be hard to stick with throughout the book. My guess is Lucy might have been a drama queen even if she hadn’t had to deal with the constant physical setbacks that she faced throughout her life. I listened to the audio version of “Truth and Beauty: A Friendship,” narrated by Ann Patchett herself. And I’m glad she did narrate the book. She sounded exactly as I imagined she would: kind, sensitive, reasonable, the kind of person anyone would be lucky to have as a friend, especially Lucy.… (més)
FormerEnglishTeacher | Hi ha 99 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
I really wanted to like this book; I waited months for it to become available on the library's audiobook app. But what a disappointment! This is my first Ann Patchett novel, and most likely my last. It was incredibly dull!! I listened to about four hours of it, but just couldn't connect to the characters. I skipped ahead and listened to the last chapter, and patted myself on the back for having saved seven hours of precious time not bothering with the rest.
silva_44 | Hi ha 75 ressenyes més | Feb 26, 2024 |
I’m terrible at reviewing nonfiction. I really enjoyed Patchett's well-intended pushiness lol
hannerwell | Hi ha 60 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |



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