Annie Proulx

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Birthday
22, 1935
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

An American author and journalist, she received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her 1993 novel, The Shipping News. She also wrote the short story, Brokeback Mountain, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Heath Ledger.

Before Fame

She began her writing career as a journalist, publishing her first story in a 1963 issue of If magazine. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont.

Trivia

She collected a large library of books at her home on a 640-acre Wyoming ranch.

Family Life

She was born Edna Annie Proulx in Norwich, Connecticut to parents of English and French-Canadian descent. She was married three times and had children named Jonathan, Gillis, Morgan, and Sylvia.

Associated With

Ang Lee directed the 2005 film adaptation of her short story, Brokeback Mountain.

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