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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.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction
 
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Non fiction
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1998) : The Magician's Assistant
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2002) : Bel Canto
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2002) : Bel Canto
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Bel Canto
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : State of Wonder


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