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									Annie ProulxAnnie Proulx
Even when Proulx is writing about modern-day characters, her stories seem like they are from another time. In a way, they are: Proulx often sets her tales in forgotten places at a pace that's measured, intricate, and more closely aligned with earlier, quieter days.

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Annie Proulx
Also Known As:
Edna Annie Proulx (full name), E. Annie Proulx
Current Home:
LaBarge, Wyoming
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1935
Place of Birth:
Norwich, Connecticut
Attended Colby College in the 1950s. B.A., University of Vermont, 1969; M.A., Sir George Williams University, 1973
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Shipping News, 1994; PEN/Faulkner Award for Postcards, 1993; John Dos Passos Prize for Literature (for body of work), 1997.

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Published Fiction

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								Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2, Author: 
								Annie Proulx.

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Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
by Annie Proulx
The stories in Proulx's new collection are peopled by characters who struggle with circumstances beyond their control. Bound by the land and by custom, they inhabit worlds that are often isolated, dangerous, and in Proulx's bold prose, stunningly vivid.
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								Heart Songs and Other Stories, Author: 
								Annie Proulx.
*  Postcards (1992)
*  The Shipping News (1993)
*  Accordion Crimes (1996)
*  Close Range: Wyoming Stories (1999)
*  That Old Ace in the Hole (2003)
*  Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 (2004)
*  Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								The Shipping News, Author: 
								Annie Proulx.

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The Shipping News
by Annie Proulx
"It is a testament to Proulx's unique storytelling skills that this tale of a miserable family opting to start a new life in a miserable Newfoundland fishing village has an enchanted, fairy-tale quality, despite its harrowing details of various abuses," said Booklist of Proulx's masterful bestseller.

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At the Movies

Proulx's First Writing Life

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								Brokeback Mountain, Author: 
								Annie Proulx.

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Brokeback Mountain
by Annie Proulx
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal play two ranch hands who become involved in an intense, complicated, and conflicted relationship in this Ang Lee-directed film based on Annie Proulx's affecting short story, the centerpiece of her 1999 collection Close Range.

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								Cider: Making, Using and Enjoying Sweet and Hard Cider, Author: 
								Lew Nichols, Annie Proulx.

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Cider: Making, Using and Enjoying Sweet and Hard Cider
by Lew Nichols, Annie Proulx
Before she turned to fiction, Proulx authored several titles on cooking and gardening. This title, coauthored with Lew Nichols, has done better than most and benefits from Proulx's clear, simple style.

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