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Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Saint Maybe, Ladder of Years, A Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye.

In 1994, she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and she has recently received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books.

Tyler’s novel A Spool of Blue Thread is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.