Annie Dillard

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Birthday
30, 1945
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
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Birthday
30, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA

About

An American author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, she received the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Her other notable works include An American Childhood, For the Time Being, and The Maytrees.

Before Fame

She studied creative writing at Hollins College in Southwest Virginia. In 1974, she published her debut work, a poetry collection called Tickets for a Prayer Wheel.

Trivia

She published a 1982 essay collection titled Teaching a Stone to Talk.

Family Life

Her first husband, poet R. H. W. Dillard, had been her professor at Hollins College. Following the breakup of her first marriage, she wed historical biographer Robert D. Richardson.

Associated With

She was influenced by author Henry James.