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Annie Proulx

(E Annie Proulx)
USA flag (b.1935)

Annie Proulx published her first novel Postcards in 1991 at the age of 56. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News, the acclaimed novel, Accordion Crimes, and the bestselling short story collection, Close Range.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Series contributed to
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1993) : The Shipping News
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (1993) : Postcards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1994) : The Shipping News
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Accordion Crimes
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2000) : Close Range

Annie Proulx recommends
A Goat's Song (1994)
Dermot Healy
"A rare and powerful book."
Baltimore's Mansion (1999)
Wayne Johnston
"Wayne Johnston is a brilliant and accomplished writer, and his Newfoundland... is vivid and sharp."
The Whole Hog (2000)
Aidan Higgins
"Ferocious and dazzling... He is one of our great writers."
Little Infamies (2002)
Panos Karnezis
"The literary find of the year."
The Clearing (2002)
Tim Gautreaux
"The finest American novel in a long, long time."
Harbor (2004)
Lorraine Adams
"A strong and disturbing book."
Augusta Locke (2006)
William Haywood Henderson
"Some of the most evocative and transcendently beautiful prose in contemporary American literature."
The End (2008)
Salvatore Scibona
"The End is an outstanding work in all the right ways."
The Alaskan Travels (2012)
Edward Hoagland
"Hoagland is our wild world's literary virtuoso."
The Gargoyle Hunters (2017)
John Freeman Gill
"Yards and yards of beautiful writing."
The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep (2017)
Steven Heighton
"This book won’t let the reader sleep… a rich and disturbing literary thriller."
The Eight Mountains (2018)
Paolo Cognetti
"A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another."
Presidio (2018)
Randy Kennedy
"Here is a rich and rare book. Reader, if you like poor Texas boys gone bad (or not bad enough), landscapes so accurate in detail you feel you grew up there, coldly logical Mennonite girls with outcast Manitoban-Mexican papas, magnetic details about old cars, the finer points of an automobile-thieving, and a magisterial use of italics you will want to read this novel through twice in a row as I did. It is a hard picture of the choices offered to poor Texas youths in the 1960s and ’70s. You might say it shakes out as a weird combination of Canterbury Tales, Breaking Bad and À la recherche du temps perdu with a dash of Confederacy of Dunces, but it is brilliantly original. You will laugh, you will cry and you will read it again straight through to enjoy the fine points of marvelous writing. There is nothing out there like Presidio."
Outside Looking In (2019)
T C Boyle
"A virtuoso craftsman."

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