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Tracy Chevalier

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Born:
19 October 1962 in Washington, DC. Youngest of 3 children. Father was a photographer for The Washington Post.

Childhood:
Nerdy. Spent a lot of time lying on my bed reading. Favorite authors back then: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madeleine L’Engle, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Joan Aiken, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander. Book I would have taken to a desert island: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Education:
BA in English, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1984. No one was surprised that I went there; I was made for such a progressive, liberal place.

MA in creative writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1994. There’s a lot of debate about whether or not you can be taught to write. Why doesn’t anyone ask that of professional singers, painters, d
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Tracy Chevalier I liked it. I was relieved, mostly. They didn't ruin it or set it in Detroit or use a ridiculous actress for the girl. We were lucky to get Scarlett J…moreI liked it. I was relieved, mostly. They didn't ruin it or set it in Detroit or use a ridiculous actress for the girl. We were lucky to get Scarlett Johannson at the start of her career - and of course Colin Firth. The cinematography, the costumes, the music, it all came together and felt like the book but also like its own self.(less)
Tracy Chevalier Thanks, Bobbi - so glad you got to see Pearl Earring in person - it makes all the difference!

At the Edge of the Orchard is published in March 2016.…more
Thanks, Bobbi - so glad you got to see Pearl Earring in person - it makes all the difference!

At the Edge of the Orchard is published in March 2016.(less)
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June 2022

It's officially summer in the northern hemisphere, but I'm looking back on an incredible spring: specifically 3rd April 2022, and the premiere of Girl with a Pearl Earring: The Opera at Zurich Opera House. That's right, an opera!


That novel about a Dutch painting is having a long and blessed life. When I wrote it back in 1998, I could imagine it as a film, a radio dramatization, even a play. But ne

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“I have consistently loved books that I've read when I've been sick in bed.”
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“It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids.”
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“He saw things in a way that others did not, so that a city I had lived in all my life seemed a different place, so that a woman became beautiful with the light on her face.”
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