PULITZER PRIZE-winning novelist Anne Tyler is a hard habit to break once you get hooked on her stories. She has come a long way since her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, in 1964. However, I only started reading her later. I remember first reading Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant 25 years ago. This novel of hers was shortlisted for the 1982 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. And, of course, she got the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Breathing Lessons (1988).
TYLER Anne [1941-] Novelist, short-story writer. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Novels Digging to America (2006); The Amateur Marriage (2004); Back When We Were Grownups (2001); A Patchwork Planet (1998); Ladder of Years (1995); Saint Maybe (1991); Breathing Lessons (1988: winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); The Accidental Tourist (1985: winner of the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982: shortlisted for the 1982 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction); Morgan’s Passing (1980: shortlisted for the 1980 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction); Earthly Possessions (1977); Searching for Caleb (1975); Celestial Navigation (1974); The Clock Winder (1972); A Slipping-Down Life (1970); The Tin Can Tree (1965); If Morning Ever Comes (1964) Edited The Best American Short Stories (with S. Ravenel) (1983) Children’s Tumble Tower (1993)
Novels Digging to America (2006); Breathing Lessons (1988); The Accidental Tourist (1985); Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982)