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Summary

Ann Patchett (born in Los Angeles, California, United States) is a famous Author from USA, she is 54 years old and still alive, born December 2, 1963.

Biography

Patchett was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was five and lives there still.

She studied at the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville and then at Sarah Lawrence College. Later she studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, it was here she wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars.

The first time Patchett got something published was in the magazine The Paris Review, that was already on her first college year.

In nine years Patchett worked for Seventeen magazine. She wrote mainly factual articles. The magazine published only about twenty percent of the articles she wrote.

In 1992 she gave out The Patron Saint of Liars. The novel became a movie with the same title in 1998.

She is known for his friendship with writer Lucy Grealy and has written a memoir about their relationship, Truth and Beauty: A Friendship. This is her first non-fiction book.

Patchett has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle, GQ, Gourmet and Vogue. She is the editor of the 2006 volume of the anthology series The Best American Short Stories.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Ann.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Patchett

Famous quotes by Ann Patchett (10)


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"Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it's really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it's really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on"
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"I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it's like writing a grocery list"
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"You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no"
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"Part of it is living in Tennessee. I'm so out of the loop. And as a person, I'm out of the loop. I'm oblivious by nature"
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"I don't write for an audience, I don't think whether my book will sell, I don't sell it before I finish writing it"
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"Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces"
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"Write because you love the art and the discipline, not because you're looking to sell something"
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"People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby. I didn't want a baby, and I still don't. I wanted a dog"
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"I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It's a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens"
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"I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it"


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