HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
39,531 (45,986)2,021369 (3.88)1630
Ann Patchett was born on December 2, 1963. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Her other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, and State of Wonder. She has also written several nonfiction works including Truth and Beauty: A Friendship, The Getaway Car, The Bookshop Strikes Back, and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Ann's title's Commonweatlth and The Patron Saint of Liars made the New York Time bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Bel Canto
… (more)
Autobiography of a Face (Afterword, some editions) 1,971 copies, 66 reviews
The Future Dictionary of America (Contributor) 612 copies, 3 reviews
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (Contributor) 478 copies, 10 reviews
Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories (Introduction) 475 copies, 20 reviews
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (Contributor) 224 copies, 13 reviews
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (Contributor) 176 copies, 3 reviews
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (Contributor) 170 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Contributor) 153 copies
Granta 114: Aliens (Contributor) 88 copies
The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales (Contributor) 85 copies, 4 reviews
Novel Voices (Contributor) 54 copies
Bel Canto [2018 film] (Original book) 21 copies, 1 review
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: jazzyereader, Beardwood, Ardys_Richards, languagehat, willowhistle, D.A.Hosek, frogalina, strongstuff, slojudy, edparks, HelenBaker, ChristopherSwann, lauralkeet, bbbbecky13, booksandprosecco, preetibee, erinhasbooks, cmt100, elkiedee, crimson-tide (show 143 more), private member, LAKobow, Citizenjoyce, BiblioBabe, SheLovesMaisie, CarmenMilligan, saraaa1031, VenusofUrbino, dianeham, morningwalker, lgaikwad, private member, bjellis, tingirl30, plt, LaineyMac, kmg387, smasler, Baukis, MagicLibrarian, private member, Kirstie_Innes-Will, bookworm12, TomWaitsTables, weissmntc, avisannschild, AlkaF, JooniperD, Caroline77, Dianekeenoy, tkhughes8, nancy.kast, kristinevandusen, DonnaKay67, robintuttle, spartahiker, Sharkell, ItsMsM, SharonGoforth, weijen123, eissme, lyzrdpye, julienne_preacher, private member, jfaltz, beeswing, dallenbaugh, private member, fiberjean, RMJohn, bolero, KAMWrites, mrstreme, tamirae, gandycat, chaminah, happyhinsons, katemcangus, private member, ReadAusten11, aganske, private member, CatieN, LisaMaria_C, GreenEyed79, KinnicChick, teelgee, JennyArch, norabelle414, njinthesun, booksinthebelfry, DonnaFH, hbsweet, cs10, lapulli, kirsty, knithappened, BookshelfMonstrosity, mphchicago, nishisun, byroncaloz, Nodressrehearsal, LauraTanser, Nancy618, andrea58, astridnr, private member, Berly, amberjane, rajawa, JaneNZ, womansheart, aekreuz, tfrichards, teresa1953, sharonblossom, Mel-O, whymaggiemay, lesliecp, Pine84apple, DetailMuse, jbealy, private member, lizkalfas, bundza, Detail_Muse, ag1865, ShelleyK, karinnekarinne, framberg, wookiebender, private member, NeedMoreShelves, SpencerCK, zkimom, Florinda, parcequilfaut, romanslm, Evangeline, yourotherleft, elliotta, bristled, bastet, rosinalippi, Bloodybookies, posthumose, MsSomeday, H2OFaerie, magst, wunderhund, justmelissa, MegsieG, read_dance_bliss, TeamStraub, private member, kirstenn, private member, emzocor, bort170, janeekelly, karieh, jjlong, ablachly

Add to favorites
adoption (152) Amazon (244) American (215) American literature (218) anthology (172) audiobook (214) autobiography (157) biography (164) book club (279) Brazil (178) cancer (143) contemporary fiction (282) ebook (175) essays (536) family (439) fiction (4,378) friendship (207) hostages (372) Kindle (227) library (132) literary fiction (242) literature (206) love (153) medicine (133) memoir (839) music (292) non-fiction (978) novel (502) opera (418) own (223) politics (137) read (513) short stories (269) siblings (153) signed (171) South America (503) terrorism (244) to-read (2,489) unread (225) writing (262)

Ann Patchett has 99 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Ann Patchett was born in Los Angeles in 1963 and raised in Nashville. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1990, she won a residential fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. It was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1992. In 1993, she received a Bunting Fellowship from the Mary Ingrahm Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. Patchett's second novel, Taft, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best work of fiction in 1994. Her third novel, The Magician's Assistant, was short-listed for England's Orange Prize and earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship.Her next novel, Bel Canto, won both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in 2002, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was named the Book Sense Book of the Year. It sold more than a million copies in the United States and has been translated into thirty languages. In 2004, Patchett published Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy. It was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Entertainment Weekly. Truth & Beauty was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She was also the editor of Best American Short Stories 2006.Patchett has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times magazine, Harper's, The Atlantic,The Washington Post, Gourmet, and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Karl VanDevender.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.88)
0.5 15
1 166
1.5 26
2 618
2.5 192
3 2621
3.5 950
4 5037
4.5 793
5 3172

Author pictures (15)

(see all 15 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Ann Patchett is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Ann Patchett is composed of 10 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,505,472 books! | Top bar: Always visible