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Ann Patchett

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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.

Awards: Women's Prize (2002), PEN (2002)  see all

Genres: Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
September 2024

The Verts
   The Patron Saint of Liars (1992)
   Taft (1994)
   The Magician's Assistant (1997)
   Bel Canto (2001)
   Run (2007)
   State of Wonder (2011)
   Commonwealth (2016)
   The Dutch House (2019)
   Tom Lake (2023)
Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
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Books containing stories by Ann Patchett
By the Book (2014)
Writers On Literature and the Literary Life
edited by
Pamela Paul

2002 Women's Prize For Fiction : Bel Canto
2002 PEN/Faulkner Award : Bel Canto

Award nominations
2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (nominee) : The Dutch House
2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (nominee) : Commonwealth
2012 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : State of Wonder
2003 Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : Bel Canto
1998 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : The Magician's Assistant

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