Ann PATCHETT ... Run (Bloomsbury/Harper, 2007)
ANN PATCHETT, on who the perfect reader is:
“Someone who is willing to imagine the characters for themselves. When literary fiction works well, the author brings half and the reader brings the other half and it’s a different book every time someone reads it.” Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett was awarded the 2002 Orange Prize for Fiction and the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Bel Canto (2001), a successful literary page-turner. It was also a finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Her other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars (1992), Taft (1994) and The Magician’s Assistant (1997), which was shortlisted for the 1998 Orange Prize for Fiction. Run (Bloomsbury/Harper, 2007) is her fifth novel.