Tyler, Anne

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Dates:
Birth 1941-10-25
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Pulitzer Prize winning author of ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, BREATHING LESSONS, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LADDER OF YEARS, and other popular novels.

From the description of Papers, 1994-1998, 2001 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 82167587

From the description of Papers, 1994-1998. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40093299

Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST, BREATHING LESSONS, CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LADDER OF YEARS, and other popular novels.

From the description of Anne Tyler papers, 1958-2010 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34095866

Anne Tyler (b. 1941) is an award-winning author, born in Minneapolis, Minn. She spent her youth in and near Raleigh, N.C.. She graduated from Duke University and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. In 1963, Tyler married Taghi Modarressi. In the following year, they moved to Montreal, Canada, where Tyler wrote and worked in the McGill University Law Library. The couple had two daughters. During this time, Tyler began working with editor Judith Jones of Alfred A. Knopf publishing house. In 1967, the family settled in Baltimore, and Tyler sets most of her novels there.

Tyler has published novels, short stories, and children's books. Her novels include If Morning Ever Comes, The Tin Can Tree, A Slipping-Down Life, Celestial Navigation, Searching for Caleb, Earthly Possessions, Morgan's Passing, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, Breathing Lessons, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, and Noah's Compass . She has collaborated with her daughter Mitra, an illustrator, on two children's books: Tumble Tower and Timothy Tugbottom Says No! .

Tyler has received recognition for many of her literary works. Among her awards are the National Book Critics Circle Award, received in 1985 for The Accidental Tourist, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, received in 1989 for Breathing Lessons .

  • 1961: I Know You, Rider (unpublished)
  • 1964: If Morning Ever Comes
  • 1965: The Tin Can Tree
  • 1966: Winter Birds, Winter Apples (unpublished)
  • 1970: A Slipping-Down Life
  • 1972: The Clock Winder
  • 1974: Celestial Navigation
  • 1975: Searching for Caleb
  • 1977: Earthly Possessions
  • ~1978-1979: Pantaleo (unpublished)
  • 1980: Morgan's Passing
  • 1982: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
  • 1985: The Accidental Tourist
  • 1988: Breathing Lessons
  • 1991: Saint Maybe
  • 1995: Ladder of Years
  • 1993: Tumble Tower (children's book)
  • 1998: A Patchwork Planet
  • 2001: Back When We Were Grownups
  • 2004: The Amateur Marriage
  • 2005: Timothy Tugbottom Says No! (children's book)
  • 2006: Digging to America
  • 2010: Noah's Compass

Sources:

Robert Wayne Croft, An Anne Tyler Companion (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1998), 2-3.

R. Baird Shuman, Great American Writers: Twentieth Century (New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2002), 1543-5.

From the guide to the Anne Tyler Papers, 1958-2010, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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