#3723 Overall Influence

Anne Tyler

American novelist

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Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published twenty-three novels, including Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant , The Accidental Tourist , and Breathing Lessons . All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Breathing Lessons won the prize in 1989. She has also won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2012 she was awarded The Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. Tyler’s twentieth novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015, and Redhead By the Side of the Road was longlisted for the same award in 2020. She is recognized for her fully developed characters, her “brilliantly imagined and absolutely accurate detail,” her “rigorous and artful style”, and her “astute and open language.”

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Duke University
Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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#968 World Rank #211 USA Rank
Literature