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Edna Annie Proulx was born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 22, 1935. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and earned an M. A. from Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1973. She was a journalist, wrote nonfiction articles for numerous publications, and was the author of several "how-to" books before beginning to write fiction in her 50s. She became the first woman to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for her debut novel Postcards. Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1994. Accordion Crimes, published in 1996, won the Dos Passos Prize for literature. She also won the O. Henry prize for the year's best short story twice; in 1998 for Brokeback Mountain and in 1999 for The Mud Below. She has written more than 50 articles and stories for periodicals and edited Best American Short Stories of 1997. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Power of the Dog (Translator, some editions) 390 copies, 17 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (Contributor) 372 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (Contributor) 363 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Contributor) 329 copies, 10 reviews
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 190 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (Contributor) 143 copies, 1 review

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