Author of many fine novels
and short stories
and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
for The Shipping News
. Tends towards very bleak
, rugged stories, although occasionally breaks out with a couple lines that make you think nothing could be done to improve the universe
. The best writer of sentences
I've ever read. Also co-authored an article on making cider
and a cookbook
. Her first published book, Heart Songs
, was published when she was 56
. Published as E. Annie Proulx until her most recent book, Close Range
Postcards, 1992 - About a man wandering around the country in the early part of the century, and how his absence affects his family in Vermont.
The Shipping News, 1993 - A social outcast loses everything and restarts his life in his ancestral home of Newfoundland.
Accordion Crimes, 1996 - A collection of stories about different ethnic groups' experiences in America, tied together by a green accordion. (Similar to the movie The Red Violin)
Compilations of short stories:
Heart Songs, 1989 - Mostly set in rural New England.
Close Range, 1999 - Stories based in Wyoming, often related to farming.