Annie Dillard

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 · 60,676 ratings · 6,401 reviews · 46 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

4.11 avg rating — 18,318 ratings — published 1974 — 55 editions
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The Writing Life

4.04 avg rating — 10,929 ratings — published 1989 — 19 editions
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An American Childhood

3.93 avg rating — 7,542 ratings — published 1987 — 24 editions
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The Maytrees

3.56 avg rating — 5,026 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
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Teaching a Stone to Talk: E...

4.21 avg rating — 3,996 ratings — published 1982 — 21 editions
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Holy the Firm

4.22 avg rating — 3,559 ratings — published 1977 — 18 editions
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For the Time Being

4.16 avg rating — 3,105 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
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The Living

3.84 avg rating — 2,417 ratings — published 1992 — 27 editions
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Living by Fiction

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3.96 avg rating — 826 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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The Abundance: Narrative Es...

4.05 avg rating — 881 ratings — published 2016 — 15 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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November 2015 New School Classics Group Read

1988, Matilda by Roald Dahl, 240 pages
 
  26 votes, 17.3%

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.7%

1997, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 434 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.3%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.0%

1988, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, 197 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.7%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.3%

1932, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

1989, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 288 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

 
  5 votes, 3.3%

1932, The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth, 352 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.7%

 
  4 votes, 2.7%

1949, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, 342 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1928, Quicksand by Nella Larsen, 192 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, 243 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1931, The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque, 352 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1997, Out by Natsuo Kirino, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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Glens Falls (NY) ...: James Atlas - NY Times (1997): " 'Literature' Bores Me". 47 101 Jan 17, 2009 04:41AM  
The Life of a Boo...: Nonfiction 50 156 Oct 15, 2009 05:30AM  
The Seasonal Read...: Winter 2009 - Tasks, Questions, Scores, etc. 388 430 Mar 01, 2010 08:16AM  
Book Nook Cafe: What I read in August 2010 133 101 Oct 03, 2010 01:15PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. FA10 RwS Completed Tasks 927 358 Dec 01, 2010 06:41AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS) 2883 999 May 31, 2011 09:01PM  
Historical Fictio...: Challenge #6: Report Points Here 309 156 Jun 03, 2011 06:44PM  
Imprinted Lives: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Annie Dillard 12 37 Aug 15, 2011 04:27PM  


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