11 Facts About Ann Patchett


Ann Patchett was born on December 2,1963 and is an American author.


Ann Patchett was born on December 2,1963 in Los Angeles, California to Frank Patchett and Jeanne Ray.


Ann Patchett's mother remarried, and when Patchett was six years old the family moved to Nashville, Tennessee.


Ann Patchett attended St Bernard Academy, a private Catholic school for girls in Nashville, Tennessee run by the Sisters of Mercy.


Ann Patchett later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, where she lived with the memoirist and poet Lucy Grealy.


Ann Patchett's first published work was in The Paris Review, a story that appeared before she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.


For nine years, Ann Patchett worked at Seventeen magazine, where she wrote primarily non-fiction and the magazine published one of every five articles she wrote.


Ann Patchett has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, ELLE, GQ, Gourmet, and Vogue.


Ann Patchett is the editor of the 2006 volume of the anthology series The Best American Short Stories.


In 2019, Ann Patchett published her first children's book, Lambslide, and the novel The Dutch House, a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


Ann Patchett's work has been translated into more than 30 languages.