Tyler, Anne

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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  • 1961: I Know You, Rider (unpublished)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  • 1966: Winter Birds, Winter Apples (unpublished)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  • ~1978-1979: Pantaleo (unpublished)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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Tyler, Anne. Papers, 1994-1998. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Reynolds Price Papers, bulk, 1927-2010 and undated, 1956-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn [North Carolina authors literary ephemera : T]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Tyler, Anne. Case work and group work: simiarities and differences; use of group work services by case work agencies; division of responsiblity in referral procedures and in follow-up and treatment. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hinojos, Joe A.,. Building the Sierra Madre Tournament of Roses float [graphic]. Sierra Madre Public Library
referencedIn Willrich, Patricia Rowe. Papers, 1949-1996. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers, 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Elizabeth Evans Papers (#5025), 1958-2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Firm). Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill records, 1982-2007 (author abstract R-Z). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Yardley, Jonathan. Jonathan Yardley papers, 1792-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Hunter, Jody Jones. The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Anne Tyler, 1958-1998. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Lapine, James. Les fugueurs [Multimédia multisupport] / James Lapine, réal. ; Steven Rogers, scénario ; adapté du roman d'Anne Tyler "Toujours partir ; Stephen Endelman, comp. ; Susan Sarandon, Stephen Dorff, Jay O. Sanders... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Kasdan, Lawrence, 1949-. The accidental tourist : screenplay / by Lawrence Kasdan ; based on the novel by Anne Tyler. Eastern Illinois University, Booth Library
creatorOf Delbanco, Nicholas. Nicholas Delbanco papers, 1956-<2010>, bulk 1966-2000. University of Michigan
creatorOf Anne Tyler Papers, 1958-2010 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Joyce Carol Oates Papers, 1956-2006 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Ziff, Lloyd. Happy birthday N.B.C.C. 1974-1984 ; the National Book Critics Circle tenth anniversary, 1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hinojos, Joe A.,. Sierra Madre Tournament of Roses float, 1963 [graphic]. Sierra Madre Public Library
referencedIn Beattie, Ann. Interview [manuscript], 1987. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kirsch, Robert. Robert Kirsch papers, 1979. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Patricia Rowe Willrich Papers, 1949-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Records, 1982-2013 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Tyler, Anne. Papers, 1994-1998, 2001 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Modarressi, Taghi. Papers, ca. 1959-1997. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Kasdan, Lawrence, 1949-. The accidental tourist : filmscript, 1987 / screenplay by Lawrence Kasden ; based on the novel by Anne Tyler. Indiana University
creatorOf Lapine, James. Les fugueurs [Multimédia multisupport] / James Lapine, réal. ; Steven Rogers, scénario ; adapté du roman d'Anne Tyler "Toujours partir ; Stephen Endelman, comp. ; Susan Sarandon, Stephen Dorff, Jay O. Sanders... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Guelph Spring Festival Archives. Script entitled "The Second Coming" (not performed), correspondence concerning P. Ashcroft, minutes of Executive Committee meeting, 1978 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn Righter, James V. (James Volney). Illustrated journal/sketchbook, 2004 Jan. 5-Dec. 28. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Tyler, Anne. Anne Tyler papers, 1958-2010 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn A Collection of autographs in the Goucher College Library. Goucher College, Goucher College Library
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth, 1935-. Elizabeth Evans papers, 1958-2007. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf Lenski, Robert W. "Breathing lessons" : Teleplay / by Robert W. Lenski. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Cheuse, Alan. Papers of Alan Cheuse, 1974-1989. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908- person
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associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth, 1935- person
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associatedWith Hinojos, Joe A., person
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associatedWith Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- person
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Authors, American--20th century
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