Ann Patchett is the author of nine novels, including Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, including This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. She has won numerous prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME. Patchett lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she is the co-owner of Parnassus Books. Her latest novel, The Dutch House, releases in September 2019.
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