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Ann Beattie

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Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike's Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Chilly Scenes of Winter (1976)
     aka Head Over Heels
   Falling in Place (1980)
   Love Always (1985)
   Picturing Will (1990)
   Another You (1995)
   My Life, Starring Dara Falcon (1997)
   The Doctor's House (2002)
   A Wonderful Stroke of Luck (2019)
   Distortions (1976)
   Secrets and Surprises (1978)
   The Burning House (1982)
   Where You'll Find Me (1986)
   What Was Mine (1991)
   Park City (1998)
   Perfect Recall (1999)
   Follies (2005)
   The New Yorker Stories (2010)
   The State We're In (2015)
   The Accomplished Guest (2017)
   Onlookers (2023)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Jacklighting (1981)
   Spectacles (1985)
   The Pleasures of Perplexity (2005)
   Walks with Men (2010)
   Playing to the Bear (2012)
   Vermont (2015)
Anthologies edited
Series contributed to
Non fiction show
Ann Beattie recommends
Silver Alert (2023)
Lee Smith
"There are many ways to read Lee Smith's excellent new novel Silver Alert, but I view it as the toll old age has taken on her characters, with all its indignities and absurdities, as well as a wry view of America itself. Staged in iconic Key West, the improviser's Paradise, it's an implied prayer for our expressing kindness in gestures large and small."
Lungfish (2022)
Meghan Gilliss
"Lungfish offers up journeys physical and psychic, so it's fitting that it takes place on an island, which is a transitional place. It's about families, past and present, and the lifelines they provide, along with their often tangled confusions. The revelations about the natural world are wonderful, and give a sense of what endures."
The Partition (2022)
Don Lee
"I'm a huge Don Lee fan. He's smart, wry, funny. There's also his humane view of humans, and the startling fairness with which he provides everyone's point of view. I admire the graceful way his stories unfold, as if their pleats are intrinsic, once we stop to notice desire's contradictions, and life's wrinkles."

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Anthologies containing stories by Ann Beattie
Pets (2020)
edited by
Jordan Castro

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