Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike's Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.
Great story in The Paris Review Ann!
Ann, i loved your story The Caterer that just came out in Narrative. I just got a story accepted by Tom Jenks of Narrative. I was going to take one of his workshops in San Fransisco but I ended up not being able to make it. Anyway, he said I had a lot of talent (which shocked me stupid on the phone with him) and wanted to publish one of the stories I'd sent him in his Story of the Week. He said he'd edit it and may ask me to make some revisions. Is this normal for an editor to do? Or is he just a really great guy that way. I'm a new fish in the pond. I have no clue.
Anne you are a wonderful writer. I am envious of your Pen/Malamud distinction as he has been my lifelong writing inspiration. "The Last Mohican" and "Rembrandt's Hat" are two of my favorites.
Ann--you are a wonder and we are very grateful and happy to have you with us. Welcome.
Welcome to Fictionaut. Looking forward to read your work.
Thanks for joining us here at Fictionaut, Ann. You honor us with your presence.
Thanks for joining, Ann. Looking forward to reading your work (more). :)
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. As wonderful as your visit to USM when I was a grad student several years ago. I learn much from you.
thanks again, ann--