AWP: In Conversation Ann Patchett and Emma Straub
Friday February 10, 2017
New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers Emma Straub was joined by Orange Prize-winner Ann Patchett (The Patron Saint of Liars, Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Commonwealth). Both have written extensively on family, friendships, and the tensions of adulthood. They read from and discussed their work with Jon Michaud.
This event was presented in partnership with Write on Door County.
Ann Patchett is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, and State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, What now?, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Patchett has received numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award. In 2011, she opened Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, with her partner Karen Hayes. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Patchett lives in Nashville with her husband and their dog.
Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Conde Nast Traveler, and she is a contributing writer for Rookie. Straub’s work has been published in fifteen countries.