Anne Tyler

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Birthday
25, 1941
Birthplace
Minnesota
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Minnesota

About

An award-winning American author, she is known for works such as Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982) and The Accidental Tourist (1985). Her 1988 novel, Breathing Lessons, received the Pulitzer Prize.

Before Fame

She attended Duke University on a full scholarship, graduating at the age of nineteen. She subsequently attended graduate school at Columbia University and worked as a librarian.

Trivia

The majority of her novels are set in Baltimore, Maryland, where she settled as an adult.

Family Life

She was born in Minnesota and grew up in Quaker communities in North Carolina. With her husband, Taghi Mohammad Modarressi, she had two daughters.

Associated With

Her novel, The Accidental Tourist, was adapted into a 1988 film starring William Hurt .