Annie Dillard


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in Pittsburgh, PA, The United States
April 30, 1945

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Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Average rating: 4.02 · 69,853 ratings · 7,420 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

4.11 avg rating — 21,131 ratings — published 1974 — 63 editions
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The Writing Life

4.02 avg rating — 12,790 ratings — published 1989 — 21 editions
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An American Childhood

3.91 avg rating — 8,604 ratings — published 1987 — 26 editions
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Teaching a Stone to Talk: E...

4.20 avg rating — 4,679 ratings — published 1982 — 8 editions
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The Maytrees

3.57 avg rating — 5,523 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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Holy the Firm

4.21 avg rating — 4,031 ratings — published 1977 — 19 editions
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For the Time Being

4.16 avg rating — 3,446 ratings — published 1999 — 21 editions
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The Living

3.84 avg rating — 2,722 ratings — published 1992 — 30 editions
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The Abundance: Narrative Es...

4.07 avg rating — 1,373 ratings — published 2016 — 20 editions
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Living by Fiction

3.97 avg rating — 897 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
Annie Dillard, The Living

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time...give it, give it all, give it now.”
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“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

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Imprinted Life: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Annie Dillard 12 43 Aug 15, 2011 04:27PM  


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