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Andrea Barrett


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Andrea Barrett was born in 1954 and grew up on Cape Cod. She studied at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where she received a BA in biology and briefly attended a PhD in zoology. She began writing seriously in her thirties and first found significant success with Ship Fever (1996) a collection of short stories that won the National Book Award. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001. Her 2002 collection of short stories, Servants of the Map, was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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Novels
   Lucid Stars (1988)
   Secret Harmonies (1989)
   The Middle Kingdom (1991)
   The Forms of Water (1992)
   The Voyage of the Narwhal (1998)
   The Air We Breathe (2007)
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Collections
   Ship Fever (1996)
   Servants of the Map (2002)
   Archangel (2013)
   Natural History (2022)
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Anthologies edited
   The Story Behind the Story (2003) (with Peter Turchi)
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Non fiction show
 
Andrea Barrett recommends
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Wine People (2023)
Michelle Wildgen
"Wildgen beautifully captures the shifting feelings and perspectives of a long friendship evolving over time, even as she illuminates a little-known corner of wine culture. An intriguing read!"
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Reproduction (2023)
Louisa Hall
"What a brilliant novel! I was moved, troubled, enchanted; hardly able to breathe as I read. Hall's dazzling and original tale has the force of myth, embodying the monstrous challenges of reproducing in our strange new world."
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Lucky Turtle (2022)
Bill Roorbach
"Two great love affairs--one between characters, the other with the wilds of Montana as its original inhabitants knew it--surge through this engaging, audacious novel. Every page hums with life and energy."

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Books containing stories by Andrea Barrett
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The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Junot Díaz
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The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and Barbara Kingsolver

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Awards
1996 National Book Award for Fiction : Ship Fever

Award nominations
2003 Pulitzer Prize (nominee) : Servants of the Map


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