Ann Beattie


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in Washington, D.C., The United States
September 08, 1947

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Ann Beattie (born September 8, 1947) is an American short story writer and novelist. She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a PEN/Bernard Malamud Award for excellence in the short story form. Her work has been compared to that of Alice Adams, J.D. Salinger, John Cheever, and John Updike. She holds an undergraduate degree from American University and a masters degree from the University of Connecticut.

Average rating: 3.63 · 15,968 ratings · 1,829 reviews · 101 distinct worksSimilar authors
Chilly Scenes of Winter

3.91 avg rating — 1,272 ratings — published 1976 — 17 editions
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Walks with Men

2.75 avg rating — 1,604 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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The New Yorker Stories

3.86 avg rating — 1,011 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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The State We're In: Maine S...

3.03 avg rating — 932 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Where You'll Find Me and Ot...

3.79 avg rating — 692 ratings — published 1976 — 9 editions
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The Accomplished Guest

3.34 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Falling in Place

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3.60 avg rating — 491 ratings — published 1980 — 11 editions
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Picturing Will

3.35 avg rating — 437 ratings — published 1990 — 12 editions
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Love Always

3.34 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Distortions

4.03 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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“Clichés so often befall vain people.”
Ann Beattie, Walks with Men

“It's not about having things figured out, or about communicating with other people, trying to make them understand what you understand. It's about a chicken dinner at a drive-in. A soft pillow. Things that don't need explaining.”
Ann Beattie, Walks with Men

“Clouds are poems, and the most moving poems linger on the blackboard so long, written in cursive so lovely, they also exist inside our fingertips. We never really erase them at the end of the lesson.”
Ann Beattie, Walks with Men

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