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									Anne TylerAnne Tyler
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anne Tyler has made a glorious career of telling the often less-than glorious stories of small-town people enduring life’s every day ups and downs. Having come of age in rural Raleigh, North Carolina, the enigmatic Tyler draws upon her background to fashion tales of the South that are quirky, humorous, and insightful.

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Fact File

Name:
Anne Tyler
Current Home:
Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Birth:
October 25, 1941
Place of Birth:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., Duke University, 1961
Awards:
Pulitzer Prize, 1989, for Breathing Lessons; National Book Critics Circle Award, 1986, for The Accidental Tourist; PEN/Faulkner Award, 1983, for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant





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								Digging to America, Author: 
								Anne Tyler.

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Digging to America
by Anne Tyler
In what is perhaps her richest and most deeply searching novel, Tyler gives us a story about what it is to be an American, and about Maryam Yazdan, who after thirty-five years in this country must finally come to terms with her '"utsiderness."
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								Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Author: 
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*  Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982)
*  The Accidental Tourist (1985)
*  Breathing Lessons (1988)
*  Saint Maybe (1991)
*  A Patchwork Planet (1998)
*  Back When We Were Grownups (2001)
*  The Amateur Marriage (2003)
*  Digging to America (2006)

*  See the Anne Tyler chronology


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								The Accidental Tourist, Author: 
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The Accidental Tourist
by Anne Tyler
One of Tyler's most popular works by far, The Accidental Tourist was made into a feature film starring Geena Davis and William Hurt.

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								The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Author: 
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
In our exclusive interview with Tyler, she names Mark Haddon's buzzed-about first novel as a favorite. "The parents in that book make such terrible mistakes," she comments, "and yet they're convincingly presented as loving and well-meaning and good at heart." Read our interview to learn more about Tyler's favorite writers and reads, including:

*Anna Karenina  by Leo Tolstoy
*The Golden Apples  by Eudora Welty
*Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen
*The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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