Donna Seaman Interviews Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett has the magic touch. Laser-smart and remarkably adept, she has created an entirely new universe in each of her resplendent novels. The Patron Saint of Liars was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Taft won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. With The Magician's Assistant, Patchett received a Guggenheim. Bel Canto, a huge success with readers, won the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year Award. So appealing is Bel Canto, it has been translated into 30 languages. Patchett's powerful memoir about her close friend, Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face), Truth & Beauty, won an Books for a Better Life Award. Patchett's work appears in Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, Gourmet, Vogue, and the Washington Post. Patchett's new novel is Run.
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