Ann Patchett spoke during the 2012 Winter Words series.

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels including Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonderand The Patron Saint of Liars.  She was the editor of the Best American Short Stories 2006 and has written three books of non-fiction, Truth & Beauty, What now? And This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.  She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and has been the recipient of numerous awards including England’s Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award.  Her books have been New York Times bestsellers and New York Times Notable Books.  She is also owns Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee.  She lives in Nashville.

Aspen Public Radio interviewed Patchett on First Draft, a program that highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts.