Ann Patchett’s novels often portray the intersecting lives of characters from disparate backgrounds.
Though widely published as a short-story writer and essayist, Patchett is best known for her novels, the first being The Patron Saint of Liars published in 1992.
Her novel Bel Canto published in 2002, was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Her first non-fiction writing, a memoir titled Truth and Beauty, published in 2005, recounted her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, who died of a drug overdose in 2002.
Her next book was a return to fiction. Run, published in 2007, explores the relationship between an ambitious father and his two sons.
Patchett’s family moved to Nashville, Tenn. when Patchett was six years old, where she grew up and made her home.
Ann Patchett was born on December 02, 1963, in Los Angeles.